Pearl Schaeffer
Executive Director for PAEP
MFA, Philadelphia College of Performing Arts
BS, Drexel University

Pearl Schaeffer, Chief Executive Officer of the Philadelphia Arts in Education Partnership (PAEP), has taught at the University of the Arts for the past 25 years as a professor in both the Dance and graduate Arts Education & Design departments. Ms. Schaeffer holds a B.S. degree from Drexel University in English secondary education and a MFA degree in dance from the University of the Arts. She has taught English and dance extensively in private and public K-12 schools with state certification in Pennsylvania and Delaware. As CEO of the Philadelphia Arts in Education Partnership, Ms. Schaeffer is the project director and co-manager of two U.S. Department of Education grants to advance learning in and through the arts for all students, and a founding designer of the nation's first Teaching Artist Certificate program with the Continuing Studies Department of the University of the Arts. Ms. Schaeffer is a frequent guest speaker and teaching artist trainer and an active volunteer in the community currently serving on the Board of Directors of the Philadelphia Mental Health Care Corporation.

Contact Info

Office: Terra Hall 1011
Tel: 215-717-6596
Fax: 215-717-6061