Coordinator of Teen Programs
Whitney Museum of American Art
Dyeemah Simmons is the Coordinator of Teen Programs at the Whitney Museum of American Art. She has been at the Whitney since 2015, collaborating with artists to develop dynamic, inclusive programs and drop-in workshops for teens. She teaches and develops curriculum for the Museum’s award-winning Youth Insights (YI) after-school teen program, which includes YI Artists, a semester long program connecting teens and Whitney artists, YI Leaders, a year-long paid internship, Arts Careers, an intensive summer program where students learn about careers in the art world, and YI Introductions, a specialized program for English Language Learners and recent immigrants. Prior to her work at the Whitney, she received a year-long art teaching fellowship at Anatolia College in Thessaloniki, Greece where she worked with grades K-12. She has also interned in the Studio Museum in Harlem’s Education department and worked as a student docent at the Allen Memorial Art Museum in Oberlin, Ohio. She is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Art Education at CUNY City College. She holds a B.A. in Studio Art and English from Oberlin College.