David Rufo is an educator, researcher and artist. He is a doctoral candidate in education at Syracuse University with nineteen years experience as an elementary classroom teacher in both private and public school settings. David received a BFA from Syracuse University, BS from LeMoyne College, MS from SUNY Cortland and holds a New York State Teacher Certification. He has been an instructor in the Art Education department at Syracuse University since 2009. David has written extensively on educational practices and has presented at a number of national educational conferences. His articles may be found in a variety of peer-reviewed educational journals such as Art Education, Teaching Artist Journal, Journal of Visual Inquiry, The Journal of Social Theory in Art Education, the STEAM Journal, and Power and Education. His writings may be found at syr.academia.edu/DavidRufo and his artwork at davidjohnrufo.com.
Greg Sommer is an educator, musician, and outdoor enthusiast. Greg uses his expertise in these areas to inform his educational philosophies and methodologies. He received an A.A.S in music from Nassau Community College, a BS in elementary education from SUNY Fredonia, an MS in Literacy from SUNY Cortland and holds a New York State Teacher Certification. Greg has fourteen years teaching experience and has worked as an instructor in private, public, international, and home schooling environments. Greg has created and directed a variety of extracurricular activities such as mountain biking, bouldering, snowshoeing, kayaking, canoeing, slacklining, hiking, and gardening. Additionally, Greg has directed schoolwide summer programs and has been a guest lecturer at Syracuse University since 2013.