Margaret Weisbrod Morris is an artist, arts administrator and advocate active in the arts education and non-profit community. A passionate advocate for the role of the arts in academics, her focus has been the development and implementation of a model STEAM education curriculum agency-wide, and the intersection of the arts and entrepreneurship in developing creative communities. She came to the Lawrence Arts Center from the Kansas Arts Commission where she was the program manager for Arts in Education. Ms. Morris is an active speaker and advocate, presenting in national forums such as the Arts Education Partnership’s National Forum, the National Association for State Arts Agencies National Assembly, National Art Education Association’s National Conference and the Americans for the Arts – Arts Education blog salon. She has served as a panelist for the US Department of Education, National Endowment for the Arts, Mid America Arts Alliance, as well as multiple state arts agencies across the country. Margaret Weisbrod Morris holds a B.F.A. in painting and printmaking from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and studied with Edith Kramer, the founder of the field of art therapy, to get her M.A. degree from New York University. She is currently serving as Vice Chair on the Americans for the Arts National Arts Education Council.