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Doodles Academy

Education Leadership Council


Doodles Academy develops top-rate art content that is deeply integrated with other subject areas, particularly literacy. We pride ourselves on curricula that presents artworks and introduces projects that broaden student knowledge and understanding of the world and the people around them, and which gives students time to explore these ideas through personally authentic art experiences. As a non-profit, we work to increase access to quality visual art curricula by streaming ours for free.

The Educator Leadership Council is a network of volunteers who serve a critical role in the development of new curricular content. Council members provide feedback on potential projects and initiatives, shareables, or other resources and opportunities. They help with the development of new content through brainstorming sessions, and they peer review content before it’s release, specifically pulling on their experience as an educator and reflecting the community they work with. Outside of the development of content, some council members may also test (or find colleagues to test) new projects in their own classroom, or participate in opportunities to teach and share, such as through blogs or workshops.

The Educator Leadership Council is currently made up to 6 educators. We strive to have both art and classroom educators representing a diverse collection of communities. Doodles Academy is a national non-profit, and in our resources we strive to understand, accept, and value the differences between the people in all of these communities, included but not limited to different economic backgrounds, races, ethnicities, genders, religions, and disabilities.

We are interested in expanding our work to focus on Arts integration, specifically in ELA/Literacy, so are particularly interested in new council members who have experience in those subjects. We also believe in building a team that mirrors the population of students historically and currently underserved in school, and so value experience (personal or professional) supporting BIPOC students, students with IEPs, and students who are English Learners.

Participation is flexible and can work around changing schedules and circumstances. Council responsibilities include:

  1. Creating and Reviewing curriculum materials, which includes:
    1. Acting as a thought partner in the development of curriculum
    2. Reviewing curriculum to make sure that it is inclusive of the community the educator serves, and making suggestions when applicable.
    3. Advising on strategy and development of curriculum, as well as bespoke opportunities (e.g., curriculum developed by Doodles for other organizations)
  2. Acting as a partner in grant applications, which may include:
    1. Writing letters of recommendation
    2. Where applicable, piloting programs
  3. Acting as an advocate, which may include:
    1. Acting as a strong advocate for Doodles Academy during networking, either in person or on digital platforms
    2. Testing and reviewing new projects, and publicly sharing experiences teaching Doodles Academy projects.
    3. Writing blog posts for Doodles Academy or partner organizations.
    4. Participating or co-leading workshops, twitter chats, or other bespoke opportunities.

The Educator Leadership Council meets regularly, approximately once every 6-8 weeks during the school year (TBD at the beginning of each school year), which is where the majority of the above listed work is completed. Additional review work may be done as needed virtually, and individual Committee members have the option to participate in advocacy opportunities as they arise.

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510 snyder ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48103, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to expand children's access to high-quality arts education. Our vision is that every child receives an arts education that inspires and rewards creativity, growth and problem solving.


Doodles Academy provides an online curriculum that includes video examples, lesson plans, supply lists, and links to Common Core and Visual Art standards. We make it easy for educators of all types and experience levels to bring a comprehensive and open-ended curriculum to their students.

Our projects allow room for every child to tell her own story. We provide lessons that scaffold skills and ideas, challenging students to think complexly, but chunking it down so that they don't become overwhelmed. Discussion and exploration is built into each project, encouraging students to find their own creative solutions.


Arts & Culture
Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Arts & Culture, Children & Youth, Education & Literacy


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This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.


  • Literacy / Reading
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Visual Arts




  • 1 hour meetings every 6-8 weeks, 1-2 hours of review work between meetings

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