Antoinette Pippin is a is a true teacher’s teacher who advocates for meeting the needs of students and teachers alike as both intellectuals and human beings. She has committed herself not only to developing innovative classroom curricula, but also meaningful opportunities for teachers to connect and learn.
Her experience includes teaching in both elementary school and middle school, and in a Spanish-English Dual Immersion classroom, being a leader in curricular development and assessment in foreign language and academic language acquisition for young learners, particularly in the areas of science and art. She is passionate about exploring ways to transform her students and instruction by engaging learners intellectually, socially, and most importantly emotionally. Antoinette has been a pioneer in her approach to reforming teacher professional learning. She has worked for many years to push the envelope and break the mold of the typical structures of professional development for teachers. She has spearheaded many teacher conferences and workshops in the areas of science, student centered discourse, language arts, and project based learning. In collaboration with the USC Family of Schools she has organized annual teacher driven symposiums for local teachers, and she has been a pioneer in the area of teacher wellness and professional enrichment. Antoinette has published lessons and curriculum in arts integration, STEM and STEAM in conjunction with a variety of other organizations and museums. She is a member of the MOCA art Education Think Tank, she has served on the Getty Teacher committee, and is featured on their series, The Power of Arts Integration, on the Teaching Channel. Antoinette is passionate about creativity, empowering learning, and providing meaningful, inspiring experiences for students and for that reason she spearheaded and founded the Daedalus Teacher Collective. Antoinette holds a B.A. in Psychology and a M.Ed. from UCLA.