Maryland Wolf Trap Artists

About this Artist

Maryland Wolf Trap artists are highly-trained and experienced in working with young students and dedicated to developing teachers’ ability to help every young learner succeed. Teaching artists work collaboratively alongside teachers to demonstrate strategies for using creative drama, storytelling, instrumental and vocal music, and movement, to introduce and reinforce a wide range of essential concepts and important skills.

Learn more about our Maryland Wolf Trap Artists:

Alden Phelps
Ali Oliver-Krueger
Curtis Blues
Elias Schutzman
Jamaal Collier
Katherine Lyons
Laura Schandelmeier
Lisa Mathews
Natasha Mirny
Quynn Johnson
Valerie Branch


“These are things I can actually do. I can change my voice when I read a story and the kids look forward to it and it helps them get out of their shell.”

Paige, Teacher, William Paca Elementary

"Everyone can participate in the arts. Through structure and repetition, we provide the opportunity for all students to be successful."

Diane Macklin, Wolf Trap Artist

"This isn’t my thing—singing songs— and the artist worked with me and we developed a lesson together. It gave me ideas for the future for how to integrate art into my lessons."

Susan, Teacher, Rognel Heights Elementary Middle