Shani Perez-Anthony is an Art Educator & Arts Liaison for the New York City Department of Education. Currently, Shani steers the Visual Arts program at Elias Howe Public School 51 where she has developed the elementary visual arts curriculum for the last 13 years. In addition to Art Education at PS51, Shani is a visiting faculty member at Pratt Institute, serves on several educational and community-based arts planning teams developing arts curricula citywide, and consults with several groups to facilitate global action projects.

She holds a degree in Fashion Design acquired from the Fashion Institute of Technology, a Bachelors of Science in Art Education, and a Masters of Science in Special Education acquired from The State University of New York at New Paltz (SUNY). As a proud alumna of Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts, Shani developed a deep love and passion for sharing visual arts with others at an early age.

Shani was selected as a Big Apple Fellow to represent teachers citywide by serving as 1 of 12 advisers to the Chancellor for the 2015-2016 school year. Shortly thereafter Chancellor Fariña appointed her to the NYC DOE Arts Education Committee to the Panel for Educational Policy now serves on the Big Apple Alumni Council. Shani was selected as an NYU Astor International Fellow venturing to Australia for a deep look at Arts Education in Sydney and Melbourne in 2016. Shani has also consulted with organizations for global givebacks and is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.

Shani lives to teach art to children of various ages and truly believes in the importance of art education in our society. Her other teaching proficiencies include professional development of teachers, pre-service teacher training, teaching art for the multiple intelligences, arts integration, studio practices, fashion instruction, and facilitating arts workshops for families.


2019: TAG Global Educator Awardee
2018: Teacher Advisory Committee Member for The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
2016: NYU Astor Fellow- Arts Down Under Arts Education in Australia 
2016: Appointed Member- Arts Education Committee to the Panel for Education Policy
 Big Apple Fellow Awardee serving as 1 of 12 advisers to the Chancellor
2015-Present: Connected Arts Network (CAN) Citywide Facilitator
2015: AW16 Program Chair- New York City Art Teachers Association/UFT
2015: Planning Team Member- Manhattan Borough Arts Festival
2015: Chairperson- Brooklyn NAACP Education Committee
2015: Presenter-UFT Elementary Schools Division 8th Annual Early Childhood Conference
2015: NYCATA Elementary Educator of the Year Awardee
2015: Educational Consultant for The Pearl Dream, Inc. in NYC & Kenya
2014: Workshop Facilitator- ARTWORKS’14- NYC Art Teachers Association
2014: Photographer & Artistic Consultant for The New York Crusaders
2014: Invited Visual Art Facilitator- Rosie’s Theater Kids Family Day Event
2014: General Member- National Art Education Association (NAEA)
2013: Invited Board Member- Arts East NY
2013: Invited Teaching Artist- Blue Ridge Camp
2012: Curriculum Planning Team member, ICFNY (Inner City Foundation of NY, Inc.)

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