Who is BRAINworks?
The Berkshire Regional Arts Integration Network, the C4 Initiative , and the Berkshire Cultural Assets Network are managed by a small , dedicated team of people from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, North Adams Public Schools, and beyond. Find out more in our team bios.
(L-R) Lisa Donovan and Dana Schildkraut explore 'Mind of the Mound: Critical Mass' by Trenton Doyle Hancock at MASS MoCA, July 2019
BRAINworks offers professional development in arts integration to PreK-12 Berkshire County educators. Learn more about our PD on our programming page.
(L-R) Kim Roberts-Morandi, Leslie Appleget, Lisa Donovan, and Dana Schildkraut with their conference poster at the US DOE Arts in Education Grantee Conference in Washington, D.C., October 2019.
REMEMBERING RACHEL PORTER
A founding member of the BRAINworks project, Rachel Porter was a talented ceramicist, educator, school and district administrator, and a caring friend and colleague. Her incredible contributions to the BRAINworks project, the field of education, and the arts have impacted the personal and professional lives of teachers across both Berkshire County and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
For Rachel, working to help create BRAINworks was a dream job. We miss her expertise, smile, and love for the arts and arts integration every day.