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Carrie Markello
Instructor, Arts Leadership Program

Carrie Markello retired from her University of Houston clinical associate professor position in 2017, where she taught art education classes to preservice generalist teachers and art educators in the College of Education. She also coordinated a Museum Education Certificate graduate program, working with museum educators and community partners to provide students with theoretical and practical understandings of museum learning, interpretation and audience engagement strategies, practices and research. She served as a co-editor for Trends, The Journal of the Texas Art Education Association from 2013 – 2015.
Prior to obtaining her Ed.D. in curriculum and instruction with an emphasis in art education from the University of Houston in 2006, Markello worked at the Blaffer Art Museum as the mobile art quest coordinator, where she organized visits to Houston area schools and managed a team of artist-educators who worked with the students. While living in the Dallas area in the late nineties, she worked as the curator of education at the Arlington Museum of Art organizing educational programs, such as the Art Around the Corner, bringing local school children to the museum and summer art camp.
Her 2017 retirement allows for a robust painting studio practice and part-time work as an art educator. She worked as field supervisor for University of Texas art education students in 2018 and begins work as an adjunct instructor for the Arts Leadership Program in the Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts at the University of Houston in 2019.