Mary Lou Ford-Dallum

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Mary Lou Ford-Dallum


Art Education

After I graduated with my BS in Art Education, I began teaching in the Philadelphia School District and then in the Central Bucks School District. After that, I joined the Pennsylvania Department of Education and developed/directed the Very Special Arts in Pennsylvania and Arts in Special Education. I also served as a consultant for the Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network. I helped develop art-based programs for the Pennsylvania Deaf-Blind program, as well as the special needs web section for the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

My experience at Moore provided me with a diverse studio background that served me well in my years of teaching students as well as in my career as an arts consultant to classroom teachers of students with disabilities.
Since retiring in 2002, I have devoted my time to creating an inclusive arts-based early childhood program and conducting arts and crafts programs for children at the Harris Street United Methodist Church in Harrisburg.
Moore provided me with the tools I needed to succeed in my field and to make a difference in the art community. It would have been very difficult to come this far without them.