Consultants

Meet the Focus 5 Team

meet the focus 5 team

Sean Layne

Sean is the founder of Focus 5, Inc., a national arts education consulting company. He holds a BFA degree in acting and studied acting in…

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Melanie Rick

Melanie is a National Board Certified Teacher, certified reading specialist, and co-owner and senior arts-integration consultant for Focus 5, Inc. She designs and leads workshops,…

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Daniel Barash

Daniel Barash, based in Berkeley, CA, has presented hundreds of shadow puppetry assemblies, workshops, and residencies across the United States. His programs educate, engage, and…

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Harlan Brownlee

Harlan understands the transformational power that the arts have to improve the quality of life for individuals and the community. He possesses a passion for…

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Jamin Carter

Jamin is an educator, activist, artist, and minister who calls Memphis, TN his home. He holds a BFA in sculpture and painting and a MAT…

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Lorena Cervantes

Lorena is a national workshop leader for The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. She brings over a decade of experience as the…

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Carrie Chinners

Carrie holds a master’s degree in Arts Integration from Lesley University and a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from The College of Charleston, South Carolina….

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Jessica DiLorenzo

Jessica holds a master’s degree in Elementary Education as well as a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Theater Arts from Rutgers University, New Jersey. Additionally,…

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Imani Gonzalez

Imani is a professional world/jazz vocalist, National Kennedy Center teaching artist, and children’s author. Her voice is featured on many of the National Geographic Television’s…

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Kassie Misiewicz

Kassie is a professional Theatre for Youth director and educator. She has created an innovative curriculum and taught teachers and students all over the United…

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Emily Smith

Emily is a music educator and arts integration specialist. She received her Bachelor of Music Education from Shenandoah Conservatory, where she also studied for a…

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Jason Suel

Jason is a teaching artist and professional actor who holds an MA in Theatre and Film from Bowling Green State University in Ohio. He is…

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Jennifer Unger

Jennifer is a professional teaching artist and theatre director. She lives in Texarkana, TX and is the Education Director for the Texarkana Regional Arts &…

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