February 16, 8:30am - 10:00am CST. Hosted at Weisman Art Museum
part of a series on Curiosity
About the speaker
Alvin Abraham started his career as an elementary educator with Teach for America and then continued teaching in Houston, Texas. A proven leader, Abraham quickly ascended into educational administration as an assistant principal for Fort Bend Independent School District and then principal in Houston Independent School District. There he implemented the Apollo 20 program, a bold initiative identified by Harvard University’s Education Innovation Laboratory to transform education and improve academic achievement of educationally underserved students. Abraham relocated to Minneapolis in 2012 to lead KIPP North Star Academy and was appointed executive director in 2014.
Abraham holds a Bachelor of Science degree in political science from Texas A & M University-College Station and a master’s of educational administration from the University of Houston. He is on the board of directors of Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota and serves on the national advisory board of Teach for America – The Collective. Today, he is the dean of the Dougherty Family College, a new 2-year college through the University of St. Thomas.
Housed in a striking stainless steel and brick building designed by architect Frank Gehry, the Weisman Art Museum offers an educational and friendly museum experience. The museum’s collection features early twentieth-century American artists, such as Georgia O’Keeffe and Marsden Hartley, as well as a diverse selection of ceramics and contemporary art. A teaching museum for the University of Minnesota and the community, the Weisman provides a fresh, engaging arts experience through an array of programs and a changing schedule of exhibitions. There’s always something interesting to see and do at WAM.
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What is the event like?CreativeMornings is about community and inspiration. Come for both! Registration will begin at 8:30am, and we’ll have coffee and breakfast ready for you. Coffee time is great for meeting the other CreativeMornings attendees. The talk will start at 9 followed by Q&A. We like giving high-fives.This Month’s Theme: CuriosityThis month’s theme is Curiosity, chosen by CreativeMornings/Malmö and illustrated by Oelwein.Parking?There’s paid parking in an attached ramp at the Weisman. The lightrail also runs right through the U of M campus with a stop near Weisman.Questions?Please let us know if you have other questions about the event: minneapolis [at] creativemornings.com