When Mary Caraccioli, Chief Communications Officer at Lincoln Center, asked the Lincoln Center Education team to share their Giving Hero, the decision was unanimous. At Lincoln Center, the word “giver” is nearly synonymous with Jean Taylor.
John Holyoke, the Lead Instructional Specialist at the world-renowned venue’s education division, called Jean “the unspoken leader” of LCE. “She is respected by everyone, at every level, from every angle, and with good reason.”
For decades, Jean, a teaching artist, has been generously sharing her time and talents, helping teachers and students learn more about the arts and creating a pathway to greater fulfillment for teachers and their students in their classrooms and their lives.
“Jean has given her adult life to the pursuit of fostering access to powerful experiences with the arts, both in her artistic life and in her work as a masterful teaching artist and mentor. She has rightfully earned respect and admiration of countless artists, educations, teaching artists, and program designers around the world, due to her passion, brilliance, curiosity, and tireless rigor,” said Melissa Gawlowski Pratt, Assistant Director of School Programs.
Jean’s dedication to the arts shows in her work, but her commitment to the Lincoln Center community shows in the countless lives of teaching artists and students she has brought joy, creativity, and expression to throughout her life.