This is a selected inventory of the work Carol has done in the past ranging from workshops, keynote addresses, conference presentations to

Performances & Workshops

  • Educational Puppetry workshop for Pre-k - grade 12 teachers as parts of the Reggio Emilia Storytelling Festival, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, April 2022. 2021.
  • Puppet show performance of "How the Turtle Got Its Shell," an African Folk Tale, PS 89, The Bronx, in affiliation with YAI ("Seeing Beyond Disability"), December 17, 2021.
  • (Virtual) Puppet Show performance of "How The Turtle Got Its Shell," an African Folk Tale, followed by demonstration of how to make recycled puppets, PS 596x, The Bronx, in affiliation with YAi ("Seeing Beyond Disability"), October 29, 2021.
  • (Virtual) Demonstration of "How to create Puppets from Recycled Materials" Virtual Puppet Con Northeast, November 6, and 13, 2021.
  • Virtual (Zoom) Puppet Workshop for LaGuardia Senior Center as guest artist in affiliation with Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, August, 2021.
  • 2010-2019
  • Virtual (Zoom) Puppet Show performance and follow up workshop for 152 students in Grades 1-6 students on the autism spectrum in affiliation with YAI (“Seeing Beyond Disability”), October, 2020.
  • Puppet Show performance of "How the Turtle Got Its Shell,” an African Folk Tale, presented five times at Finkelstein Public Library, Spring Valley, New York, for parents and children, June 5, 2019.
  • “Puppets and Masks for The Lion King Jr.” for Grades 6, 7 and 8 in affiliation with Brooklyn Arts Council at I.S. 293, March-May 2019.
  • “Puppets, Creation and Performance- Statue of Liberty and NYC Curriculum” for Grades 1 and 2 in affiliation with Brooklyn Arts Council at P.S. 195, February-March 2019.
  • “Creative Art Experiences” with senior citizens in affiliation with the Institute for Retired Professionals (IRP, aka LP2) at the City University of New York, Manhattan, September- December 2019.
  • “Creative Art Experiences” with senior citizens at Hamilton Senior Center in affiliation with Lifetime Arts, January-June 2018.
  • “Technology and the Role of Special Education: Using the Intervention of Puppetry Arts to Bring the Curriculum Alive,” Dare Munnar School, Munnar, India, February 11-12, 2017.
  • “Fun with Puppets,” in affiliation with Brooklyn Arts Council, in Grades Pre-K-Grade 1 at P.S. 770, March- June, 2016.
  • “Fun with Puppets,” in affiliation with Brooklyn Arts Council, a series of 10 Saturday workshops at P.S. 208 for parents and children with emphasis on literacy, communication and camaraderie, March – June 2016.
  • “Educational Puppetry and the K-12 Indian Curriculum,” Fulbright Program Specialist, conducted workshops in five cities in India, January 31-March 13, 2015.
  • “Exploring the Puppetry Arts,” in affiliation with Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, with New York City Chinatown Senior Center, March 18-June, 2015.
  • 1980-1999
  • “How the Business and Foundation Community Can Support Arts Programs, Arts & Business Council National Conference, New York, NY, October 25, 1990. “Puppetry in the Curriculum, K-12,” Children’s Castle, Tokyo, Japan, and repeated workshops in 5 cities in Japan, July, 1988.
  • “Puppetry in the Curriculum, K-12,” Children’s Castle, Tokyo, Japan, and repeated workshops in 5 cities in Japan, July, 1988.

Lectures & Presentations

  • (Virtual) 75th Fulbright Conference on the Arts, October, 2021.
  • (Virtual) "Celebrating Our Life Through Collage and Photography," in affiliation with PrimeLife Arts, art course for senior citizens, November and December, 2021.
  • 2010-2019
  • “Puppetry Strategies and Environmental Issues: Learning Places; Understanding the City,” New York City College of Technology, June 20, 2019.
  • “Strategies in Educational Puppetry and the Thailand K-12 Curriculum,” Semi Thai Marionette Theater, Bangkok, Thailand, November 25, 2018.
  • “Puppetry and the Core Curriculum,” Northeast Regional Puppetry Festival, Kerhonkson, New York, September 9, 2016.
  • “Conducting Educational Puppetry Workshops in India as a Fulbright Program Specialist,” Puppetry Guild of Greater New York, May 20, 2015.
  • “Your Elevator Speech: How to Pitch Yourself as an Educational Puppeteer,” National Puppetry Festival, University of Connecticut, August l5, 2015
  • “Puppetry as a Pedagogical Tool----puppeteers and their work,” Northeast Regional Puppetry Festival Homecoming, Rhinebeck, New York, September 5, 2014.
  • “Why School Administrators and Classroom Teachers Should Hire Puppeteers to help Students Strengthen their Academic skills,” UNIMA-China, First Nanchong, China Puppet Art Week, June 3-12, 2014.
  • “Puppet Power 2013: The Fearless Face of Puppetry: The Challenge For Educational Puppeteers,” Calgary, British Columbia, Canada, March 9-11, 2013.
  • “Bringing the Literacy Curriculum Alive Through Puppets, while meeting the National Common Core Curriculum Standards,” Professional Day for the Teaching Artists and Therapist, Puppeteers of America, August 6, 2013.
  • “Puppetry as a Pedagogical Tool----puppeteers and their work,” University of Connecticut, Puppetry Arts Program in collaboration with the Ballard Museum and Institute, Storrs, Connecticut, April 18, 2012.
  • “Using Puppets to Reinforce Oral Communication Skills in K-6 Curriculum,” Puppeteers of America Conference, Professional Day for the Teaching Artist and Therapist, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, July 12, 2011.
  • 2000-2009
  • “Careers in the Arts: Puppeteer,” High School GED Candidates at Youth Fair Chance Phipps West Farms Career Center, Bronx, NY, November 20, 2005.
  • “How To Integrate the Visual and Performing Arts into the High School Curriculum,” New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Newark, NJ, January 14, 2004.
  • “Puppetry Strategies to Stimulate Reading in Pre K-Grade 3: Adaptation of ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ by Eric Carle,” New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Newark, NJ, January 11, 2003.
  • 1980-1999
  • “Arts Education and the 21st Century American Economy,“ American Council for the Arts, Atlanta, GA, 1994.
  • “The Role of Arts Education in Creating an Educated Workforce: Why the Business Community Should Support Arts Education,” New Orchestra of Westchester, Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY, November 12, 1992.
  • “Public Relations Skills for Art Educators,” National Art Education Association, Detroit, MI, April 1983.
  • “Critical Issues in Arts Education,” Arts Educators of New Jersey, June 1982.
  • “Promoting a School/Community Arts Program,” National Art Education Association, New York, NY, 1982.
  • “The Arts as an Effective Medium to promote Involvement in and Support of Religious Institutions,” National Clown, Mime, Puppet, Dance Ministry, June 1981 and June 1982.
  • “Gaining and Maintaining Support for School Arts Programs,” National Art Education Association, Chicago, IL, April 1981.
  • “Puppets in the Curriculum,” A Showcase of Educational Puppetry, Educational Puppetry Day, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, June 7, 1980.
  • “Comprehensive Arts Program Planning and Evaluation at the State and Local Level,” National Art Education Association, Atlanta, GA, April 1980.


  • (Virtual) Panelist on "Storytelling and Social Consciousness," Fulbright at 75: Celebrating a Legacy of Global Friendship Conference, October 22, 2021.
  • (Virtual) Guest appearance at LaGuardia Senior Center, NYC sharing puppets and work as an educational puppeteer, August 12, 2021.
  • 2010-2019
  • “The Critical Exchange—Inscapes to Global Puppetry: UNIMA As Catalyst, Roads to India,” and “Educational Puppetry and 21st Century Work Skills---meeting five Critical Competencies” at Puppeteers of America Conference, University of Minnesota, July 15-21, 2019.
  • Invited to serve on committee for UNIMA-USA and assist in selecting potential venues and performances for UNIMA international puppetry conference in April 2020, Bali, Indonesia. Also, conducted puppetry workshop for selected participants, March 20-30, 2018.
  • “Educational Puppetry Techniques, Strategies and Activities,” International Puppetry Conference, Langzhorn, China, December 18-23, 2018.
  • “Educational Puppetry Strategies,” Northeast Regional Puppetry Conference, Brattleboro, Vermont, September 21, 2018.
  • “Educational Promise of a Puppet Called Me,” Puppeteers of America Conference, Concordia University, Minnesota, July 18, 2017.
  • XS “International Education: Successful Strategies to Support your Host Institutions,” 38th Annual Fulbright Association Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, November l3, 2015
  • 2000-2009
  • “How To Be a Puppeteer in the Schools,” and “Strategies that Work for Puppeteers Who want to Work in Schools and Educational Settings,” Puppeteers of America Conference, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, July 17, 2009.
  • “10 Reasons Why Careers in Arts Administration or Non-Profit Management May be Right for You,” Simmons College Career Day, June 8, 2007; Scholastic Art & Writing Conference, New York, NY, June 9, 2006.
  • 1980-1999
  • “Revitalizing Learning Through Art: The Art Teacher and the Establishment, “ Board of Jewish Education of Greater NY Conference for Art Educators, NY, NY, May 8, 1996.
  • “Three C’s of Arts Education Accountability within the Education Reform Movement,” Getty Center for Education in the Arts National Conference, Los Angeles, CA, January 12, 1995.
  • “Strategies to Strengthen Support For Your Arts Programs,” Chamber Music America National Conference, NY, NY, January 17, 1994.
  • “Arts Education Assessment and Student Achievement,” American Council for the Arts National Conference, Kentucky Center for the Arts, Lexington, KY, 1992
  • “Status of Arts Education in US,” Department of Defense Dependent Schools (DODDS) Weisbaden, Germany, January, 1991, March, 1993. (Keynote)
  • “Creative Puppetry in the Classroom,” Art Educators of New Jersey Conference, Kean College, Hillside, NJ, 1983.
  • “Youth Art Month: An Opportunity to Gain Support for Art in Schools,” National Art Education Association National Conference, Detroit, Michigan, 1983.
  • ”The Arts Educator In a Media-Oriented Society: Developing Public Relations Skills, New Jersey State Department of Education Conference, Princeton, NJ, March 17, 1982.
  • “Integrating the Arts into the K-12 Curriculum,” New Jersey Education Association Conference, Atlantic City, NJ, November 11, 1980

Publications and Selected Articles

  • "Puppetry Exhibit at the Salmagundi Club: Bill Baird and Olga Felgemacher: A Narrative Legacy." The Puppetry Journal, Winter, 2022.
  • Book Review of eBook of The Underground Railway Theatre: Engine of Delight and Social Change, published in The Puppetry Journal, Winter 2021.
  • Global Education: Creating and performing with 12’ Giant Puppets of Historical Personalities in two countries, Uganda 2012 & India 2015, accessed via, June 7 2021
  • 2010-2019
  • Book Review of “Out of the Shadows: The Jim Henson Festivals,” published online, 2019.
  • “Bringing Puppetry to Uganda”, as printed in The Puppetry Journal accessed via, April 13 2018
  • “Travels Through India Conducting Puppetry Workshops”, as printed in The Puppetry Journal accessed via, April 12 2018
  • 2000-2009
  • “Cultural After-School Adventure Programs,” Brooklyn Arts Council, Volume I-2006; Volume II-2007; Volume III-2008; Volume IV-2009.
  • “Making the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden: A Conversation with Martin Friedman,” in Landscapes for Art: Contemporary Sculpture Parks, edited by Glenn Harper and Twylene Moyer, International Sculpture Center, 2008
  • “CASA, A Dynamic Opportunity to Bring Together Brooklyn’s Greatest Resources----its Youth, its Artists and its Schools,” Brooklyn Arts Council, Summer, 2006.
  • “Puppetry, Television and Basic Skills,” in Puppetry in Education and Therapy: Unlocking doors to the mind and heart, “ edited by Matthew Bernier and Judith O’Hare, Indiana: Authorhouse, 2005.
  • 1990-1999
  • “Vocational Education and Arts Education: An Important Synergy,” with Fred G. Burke, Ph.D., National Center for Research in Vocational Education, University of California at Berkeley, Centerfocus, Number 17/April 1997.
  • “Arts Education Means Business,” Education Week, Commentary: Volume XIII, Number 39, June 22, 1994.
  • “Arts Education Advocacy: Document the Successes,” in Arts in Education Primer, National Assembly of State Arts, “ Spring, 1992.
  • 1980-1989
  • “From the Director of Arts Partners,” New York City Department of Education, 12 newsletters, 1983-1990.
  • “Arts Education: The EIC Story,” New Jersey Department of Education, Volume 7/No. 5, April 1981.
  • “How to be a Puppeteer in Schools,” in The Puppetry Journal, Part I: Winter, 1986; Part II: Spring 1987.
  • “A Challenge To Become Involved,” Art Education (Publication of National Art Education Association), November 1985.
  • “Cultural Organizations as Educational Resources,” “Model School/Community Programs,” “How To Write Grant Proposals and Funding Sources for School Arts Programs,” “School Cultural Program Partnerships,” “Planning Artists’ Long and Short Term Residencies to Support School Arts Programs,” “Staff Development: Accent on Arts as an Educational Tool to Strengthen Basic Skills,” “Developing Leadership Teams,” “Comprehensive Arts Education Programs,” “Effective Public Relations for Arts Educators,” New Jersey State Department of Education, 1980-1983.
  • “Giant Puppets,” in School Arts Magazine, June, 1978. Barnard Alumnae Magazine, “Giant Puppets,” in Barnard Alumnae Magazine, June 1977.
  • “Puppetry in the Curriculum,” New Jersey State Department of Education, 1980.
  • “Puppetry in Education: Fascinating Approaches for Rapid Learning, Sesame Street’s Muppets: Make-Believe with a Core of Reality ” with Children’s Television Workshop, The Puppetry Journal, Part I, September-October 1981; Part II, November-December, 1981.
  • “Shadow Puppetry and the Overhead Projector,” March/April, 1980, “Flash Cards and Basic Reading Skills,” November/December, l981, “Brainstorming,” January/February 1982, “ Story Creation Strategies,” March/April, 1985, Puppetry in Education News

Adjunct Faculty Appointments in Education, Art Education and Puppetry

  • City Univerity of New York (CUNY) in affiliation with Institute for Retired Professionals, aka LP2, Fall 2019
  • Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda, September-October 2012 (Fulbright Program Specialist)
  • UNIMA-Spain, Tolosa University, July 2011.
  • 1970-1999
  • St. John’s University, Graduate School of Education, Queens, NY, January-June 1998.
  • Bank Street College of Education, Graduate School of Education, New York, NY, February 1975-June 1983.
  • Fairfield University, Graduate School for Education, Fairfield, CT, September, 1975-June, 1978.
  • College of New Rochelle, Department of Education, New Rochelle, NY, September-June 1977.
  • Rutgers University, Graduate School of Education, New Brunswick, NJ and Fairleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck, NJ with The Center for Open Education, June-August 1973-1975.
  • New School University, Arts & Humanities Department, New York, NY, September 1975-August 1978.
  • Adelphi University, Graduate School for Education, Garden City, NY, July-August 1976.