Eric Miles is a veteran educator, artist, and arts administrator who has worked with schools, universities and community-based organizations for over twenty years. The focus of his career has been in support of New York City’s aspiring high school artists, as an award-winning visual arts teacher and department head. In this mission, he co-founded the Bronx High School for the Visual Arts, administered a multi-disciplinary arts program at the Urban Assembly School of Music and Art and led Pratt’s Institute’s teacher training program. Eric has also been an advocate for youth voice through his leadership in community-based mural projects locally and internationally. Eric holds a BA in Art History and a Masters Degree in Fine Arts and Arts Education from the Pratt Institute. His leadership in the field of arts education has included experience as a writer of the NYC Visual Arts Curricula and the NYC Art Regents exams, and as a trainer for the NYC Blueprint for the Arts. Eric has presented his work at speaking events, including at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and has received numerous awards for his dedication and success as an educator. Eric has worked as a lead muralist for Groundswell and joined the staff in 2018 as the Director of Programs. He lives with his wife and two sons in Brooklyn, NY.