Founder and President (1994-2009)
Mr. Rumohr is an arts education leader, nonprofit manager, teacher, consultant, author, and award-winning theater director. In 1994, he founded Stages of Learning, a nonprofit arts education organization aiming to restore drama instruction to students in grades 3-6 regarded as among the most effective organizations serving the City according to Mayor Michael Bloomberg and others.
He has worked with hundreds of teachers, presented at conferences, and served on panels for the Arts-in-Education Roundtable Face-to-Face Conference, Partnership for After School Education, the Coalition of Essential Schools, New York State Council for the Arts' Empire State Partnerships, New York University, the Actors’ Fund, the NYC Department of Education's Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in the Arts Theater Grades PreK-12 Curriculum Committee, and served as a delegate to the Shafallah Center for Children with Special Needs First Annual International Forum under the patronage of her Highness Sheikha Mozah Bint Nasser Al-Missned, Consort of his Highness the Emir of Qatar.
From 1990-1995, he was Master Teaching Artist and Education Director for Theatre For A New Audience, which focuses on bringing world-class Shakespeare programs to urban youth and was the first among his peers to receive an MFA from Temple University under fellowship in 1988. His chapter about the Michael Chekhov technique appears in the book, Movement for Actors, ed. Nicole Potter, Allworth Press, July, 2002. Mr. Rumohr served on the faculty of Arts Connection's Summer Institute from 1996-1999 where he collaborated with classroom teachers to integrate arts processes into their teaching and has consulted with numerous nonprofit arts education organizations on a range of topics including strategic planning, assessment and evaluation, leadership and governance, resource cultivation, marketing, and human resources management.
Mr. Rumohr, an adjunct professor of education at Long Island University, was a 2005 New York Post Liberty Medal in Education finalist and is currently working on a book series about Stages of Learning practices.