Artist in Residence   
         Nick Kachulis        
  •              Nick Kachulis is a Creative Teaching Partner with the Massachusetts Cultural Council Creative Schools Program. As artist/humanist in residence and program coordinator, he has presented programs in Massachusetts schools in the fields of Ancient Greece, World Culture, African American History and Music, American Stories and Songs, Storytelling for Students and Teachers, Famous Composers, American History/Early American Shape Note Singing and Integrating Arts and Technology into the Curriculum. 
  •              Story teller, scholar, educator, composer, and musician, Mr. Kachulis has traveled in Greece on several occasions. He has first hand experience of many important, historical and archeological sites and has an extensive personal collection of material about and from Greece. He plays Bouzouki and Dumbec, traditional Greek instruments and designs and implements programs for grades K-12.
  •              Mr. Kachulis has served as a graduate level visiting lecturer for pre-service and in-service teaching master’s candidates on Integrating Arts and Humanities into Curriculum and Storytelling, Oral Language and Literacy and Art and Literacy. He is a certified Faculty Instructor in the Intel Teach to the Future Program. He has offered professional development and curriculum design workshops in Ancient Greece, and Storytelling and Literacy.
  •              He is also a published A.S.C.A.P. composer and has had his compositions played on broadcast television on five continents. Mr. Kachulis’ numerous other musical credits include music director for a television show on a local NBC affiliate, and producer of a CD of classical music. His compositions have been heard on ABC, PBS, HBO and ESPN.
Massachusetts Cultural Council
Creative Teaching Partner
  •          Creative Teaching Partners is a small group of teaching artists designated by Massachusetts Cultural Council to offer curriculum based arts programs. Creative Teaching Partners submit their creative and educational work to a lengthy and rigorous review process. Their work is evaluated by panel educators, consultants, and artists from their own and other disciplines. The program is designed to encourage and ensure high quality, in depth, curriculum based, integrated arts programs in Massachusetts schools.
  •                 The Creative Teaching Partners List connects schools, cultural groups and social service organizations with outstanding individual artists, arts groups and folklorists from across the state. Partners are qualified to conduct in-depth residencies, teacher professional development workshops, school and district planning projects, and youth development programs.
  •                 All Partners are conversant in child development, state curriculum frameworks and assessment, and have extensive experience in schools and/or in after-school settings. They maintain active professional careers both in their disciplines and in their educational work, and possess a significant work history. They also have a commitment to participation in ongoing professional development to enhance artistic and pedagogical skills.