Online Program Manager
As the Online Program Manager for the School of Art Education at Academy of Art University, Rachel Shirkey utilizes her education and experience in visual arts, education, and project management. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Design Communication from the University of Minnesota, and then worked as a project manager at design and brand agencies for several years. Rachel returned to the University of Minnesota and earned a Master of Education degree in Art Education and teaching credential, and has been working in art education since. Prior to joining the Academy, she was a high school visual arts teacher, teaching all areas of fine arts and computer arts, for eight years. She also held positions as a school district Visual Arts and Multimedia Magnet Coordinator.