Jo’s Bio

at GradAs an Artist and Educator, Jo Viviani is thrilled to be on the ground breaking team at Moore College of Art & Design. With program manager Lynne Horoschak and her team she has assisted in the co-creation and implementation of the first Graduate Degree program in Art Education with an emphasis on students with special needs. Presently she is teaching the Independent Research for Thesis course with the graduates there. She is enthusiastically teaching, mentoring, supporting and supervising student teachers for Moore College of Art and Design, Tyler School of Art, as well as for the University of the Arts. She is an instructional coach and mentor with an Annenberg Funded Grant implementing effective teaching strategies in district and charter schools in Pennsylvania. She has facilitated teacher groups for Project Zero at Harvard University Graduate School of Education with Howard Gardner, and taught for the Graduate School of Education of the University of Pennsylvania. She continues to work with the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Educational Leadership. Her belief in the power of creative collaboration has led her to work with many groups and talented artists resulting in transformative arts collaborations and partnerships. Jo has extensive experience as a designer and presenter of Professional Development. She has had a successful career as a teacher, facilitator, mentor, instructional coach and coordinator of teaching and learning. 

Josephine has shown her own artwork in group shows at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Woodmere Art Museum, Moore College of Art & Design, The Plastic Club, Springboard Studio, and at Allen’s Lane Art Center.  As a member of the Artist Conference Network, Jo collaborates with a group of artists on presenting performances and other exhibitions of art. One of her paintings is part of the permanent art collection at the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Her works are in a variety of private collections in the area. She is dedicated to her own life long learning, creative expression, and to the improvement of teaching and learning through research, collaboration and continuous professional development.