Lindsey Anderson is a Family and Community Engagement Specialist at Baltimore City Public Schools, working with schools and community stakeholders in diverse neighborhoods across Baltimore City. In this role, Lindsey works as a liaison between families, communities, and schools, supporting schools in developing and maintaining community partnerships that meet school and family needs; providing leadership development and learning opportunities for parents at the school level; and facilitating collaborative relationships between schools, families, and community that support student development.
Prior to working for BCPS, Lindsey was the Senior Coordinator for Community Outreach at the Walters Art Museum. At the Walters, Lindsey helped establish a new museum department centered on engaging community, developing programs and partnerships that brought in new audiences for the museum. Some of the programs she instituted include the museum’s Day of the Dead Celebration, a partnership with several organizations serving Baltimore’s Latino community; a curatorial teen residency program, in partnership with the Contemporary Museum of Baltimore and artist Dawoud Bey; and Intercambio, a series of bilingual gallery conversations utilizing art to foster connections between diverse populations in Baltimore City. Lindsey established the Walters’ Teen Arts Council, working with youth throughout Baltimore to create programs and materials aimed at engaging other teens with the museum, and managed the museum’s Refugee After-School Program, which drew on the museum’s collection to strengthen language and social skills in refugee youth from around the world, and used the museum as a resource to support the integration of Baltimore’s newest young citizens.
Lindsey has presented both locally and nationally about engaging communities in museums, including the National Art Education Association and American Alliance of Museums national conventions, and the Maryland Immigration Summit. Lindsey received her Bachelors of Fine Arts in Art History and Sculpture from the University of Illinois, and her Masters of Arts in Teaching in Museum Education from George Washington University.