A Summer of Reflection and Growth
This month marks the beginning of an exciting summer of reflection and growth for both ArtWell and our Founder and Executive Director, Susan Teegen, as she embarks on a three month Sabbatical. This is one of the many ways ArtWell lives out our values and embodies the practices of imagination, exploration, personal reflection and transformation and shared leadership which are so often the focus of our programs.
Over my twelve years with ArtWell it is the nurturing of these same practices that has prepared me for the honor of stepping into the role of Acting Executive Director until Susan’s return in October 2017. In her parting message, Susan remarked:
I have never felt more passionate about the critical need for our work or about the promise of our processes for young people and adults… and never more grateful for our collaborative and distributive leadership.
I share in her passion for the urgency of this work and belief in the immense capabilities, vision and partnership of our incredible staff who continues to step up and take on each new challenge alongside me.
With gratitude for the support of our Board of Directors and well wishes to Susan for a generative and replenishing sabbatical,
Julia Katz Terry
Acting Executive Director / Program Director