Reneé Weissenburger, Lead Artist (California State University San Marcos, MA Literature)
With CoTA since 2008
Reneé Weissenburger draws on her passion for literature, photography, and history to inform her work both in the studio and the classroom. When teaching photography, literature, creative writing, and arts integration strategies at UCSD Extension, National University, and the University of San Diego, she strives to expand students’ sensitivity, perception, critical thinking, and creative skills. For over 20 years, she has served as lead teaching artist for CoTA (Collaboration of Teachers and Artists), which provides in-depth arts-integration training for public school teachers. Her work with CoTA uses writing, photography, assemblage, and installation art to guide students and teachers to investigate literature, history, and science. She enjoys collaborating with writers and, in the last few years, has designed and created photographic trailers for book releases.