A project with the scope, scale and objectives of The Rembrandt Project required a combination of many educational and artistic forces. Firstly, gratitude is expressed to the National Endowment for the Arts and the Getty Foundation for funding the research of Dr. Joseph Piro in New York and the Netherlands. Thanks is also expressed to the Council for Basic Education for their administrative help.
Appreciation is expressed to the teachers Mark Conn, Georgy Gelalles, Roseann Napolitano and supervisor, Helen Paladino who composed the Teaching Guide Lesson Plans. The match between Rembrandt, a virtuoso artist, and these four virtuoso educators was, indeed, most fortuitous and productive.
Frank LoCicero is the multi-talented computer teacher who transformed what was originally a paper based project into this web site.
School District 24 and its Superintendent Joseph F. Quinn were most supportive of the endeavor and its implementation throughout the district as was Dr. Ronald Michaels, Director of the Office of Funded Programs. The principals of the schools in which the teacher-authors of the guide and web site were located were most flexible in allowing them to partake in all facets of the Rembrandt Project and thanks is given to them. They are Robert Famularo, I. S. 77, Dr. Barbara Miles, P. S. 19, Harvey Sherer, P. S. 102 and Mathew Zagami, P. S. 14, Phyllis LaPerchia & Daniel J. Purus, I. S. 61.
Next, appreciation goes to the museum educators who were generous with their time and talent and who provided a solid and informed art historical underpinning to the project. These include Susan Galassi and Margaret Meyers at The Frick Collection, Cara Denison and Stephanie Wild at The Morgan Library, Nancy Blume at The Asia Society, Dina Helal at The Whitney Museum of American Art, Sharon Vatsky at The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and and the library staff at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. For their help in staff development, we thank Roxanne Collins and Joannah Livingston at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Finally, the resources provided by Project Arts, an initiative to promote arts education in New York, were important to the staff development component of The Rembrandt Project. Project Arts, begun under Chancellor Rudolph Crew and his Special Assistant for the Arts, Dr. Sharon Dunn, has enhanced the delivery of arts education to students in New York and set the tone for using the arts as a viable and valuable system for curriculum and instruction.
It is hoped that through the collective forces of all of these individuals, a coherent and useful teaching guide has resulted, one that not only presents the oeuvre of one of the greatest artists who ever lived but one which celebrates the artist and his art as well.
The Rembrandt Teaching Project Participants
The First Cohort
Tom Byron, I. S. 125 Queens
Mark Conn, P. S. 102 Queens
Phyllis Dalton, P. S. 89 Queens
Lora DeLorenzo, I. S. 125 Queens
Rick Domingo, I. S. 93 Queens
Betty Giuca, I. S. 125 Queens
Millie Gottleib, P. S. 153 Queens
Kathy Izzo, 51st Avenue Annex
Louise Jonatowski, P. S. 91 Queens
Ruth Kessman, P. S. 12 Queens
Lydia Krawec, I. S. 125 Queens
Annie Lavelle, P. S. 229 Queens
Lillian Licitra, P. S. 49 Queens
Trina Melloy, P. S. 89 Queens
Joanell Meringolo, I. S. 125 Queens
Roseann Napolitano, P. S. 19 Queens
Deirdre O'Riordan, I. S. 125 Queens
Christine Pilling, P. S. 91 Queens
Janeen Ryan, I. S. 125 Queens
Barbara Stavola, P. S. 153 Queens
Shirley Stergiou, I. S. 125 Queens
Clare Stokolosa, I. S. 119 Queens
Krista Theesfeld, I. S. 125 Queens
Carol Tosiello, I. S. 125 Queens
Stephanie Wallit, P. S. 12 Queens
Virginia Wasniewski, P. S. 12 Queens
Suretta Wooten, I. S. 119 Queens
The Second Cohort
Andrea Bernardo, I. S. 125
Elizabeth Briceno, P. S. 14
Concetta Caruso, I. S. 125
Joyce Cutrone, I. S. 125
Jeannie Emmerman, I. S. 5
Laura Fradella, P. S. 87
Clarisse Frenkel, I. S. 5
Dana Garelick, I. S. 125
Robert Insana, P. S. 49
Kathy Izzo 51st Avenue Annex
Nora Miranda, I. S. 61
Jane Nevis 51st Avenue Annex
Stephanie Occhipinti, I. S. 61
Debbie Pellegrino, P. S. 12
Donna Pucciarelli, P. S. 14
Bridget Sweeny, P. S. 7
Ruth Trotta, P. S. 49
Alyssa Tuman, P. S. 16
Deborah. Urbaez, I. S. 61
Nicole Zorn, P. S. 16