Teacher Advisory Council

Now Accepting Applications!

The Teacher Advisory Council (TAC) is a cohort of K12 educators in the DFW metroplex who advise and support the Meadows Museum’s vision to be the leading center in the United States for exhibition, research and education in the arts and culture of Spain. The TAC collaborates with the museum’s staff to develop, promote, and evaluate resources and programs for school groups and educators. Members of the Teacher Advisory Council represent a range of grade levels and content areas as well as diversity of ability, ethnicity, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status within their learning communities. They bring with them varied experiences and identities.

TAC members are PAID for their time.


• Currently employed at a K-12 public, private, or charter school
• At least 3 years of classroom teaching experience
• Ability to meet at the Meadows Museum in-person for two hours (5 p.m.–7 p.m.) on select Thursday evenings September through April


• Commit to 2 years of service. (Service years run from September through April.)
• Attend and participate in 6 meetings on Thursday evenings. (Meetings will take place in September, October, November, January, February, and April.)
• Help define and shape the function of the Teacher Advisory Council for future years.
• Develop, pilot, and evaluate Meadows Museum educational offerings including teacher workshops, online resources such as essential questions and lesson plans, school tours and programs.
• Ensure that the museum’s educational offerings are aligned to TEKS.
• Serve as liaison between the museum and the school systems to promote and increase awareness of the museum’s educational offerings.


• Stipend of $50 per meeting attended (to be disbursed annually in April)
• Networking opportunities with fellow educators from around the DFW metroplex
• Opportunities to meet and work with artists
• A free docent-guided tour for your students including transportation
• Complimentary admission to the museum during tenure
• Acknowledgement on the Meadows Museum website and social media platforms

Questions? Contact Laura Mancini, School & Family Programs Manager.

Pre-Visit Materials


Learn more about the Meadows Museum’s collections and special exhibitions, and connect works of art to your classroom teaching. The Meadows Museum is committed to kindergarten through twelfth grade teachers and developing multidisciplinary curricular materials for teaching with great works of Spanish art in our collections and other cultures through our exhibitions. Workshops offer interactive gallery experiences and opportunities for idea-sharing with other educators. Participants receive background materials and images from the collection along with lesson plans and strategies for incorporating Meadows Museum objects into classroom curriculum.

Teacher Workshops

Stay tuned for upcoming teacher workshops or sign up for our newsletter to be the first to know. If you are interested in a custom teacher workshop for your school, district, or organization, please email Laura Mancini.

Digital Resources

Teacher Designed Curricula

Through the Meadows Museum’s Teacher as Artist Program (TAP), Richardson ISD teachers designed projects for classroom use inspired by works at the museum. Watch a short virtual tour focused on a single work of art and then complete a related project.

Elementary School: Patterns & Printmaking

Explore the Capital from Madinat al-Zahra’, created around 965, and then complete a project designed by Richardson ISD teachers. (Watch the first two videos below.)

Middle and High School: Sculpture & Light

Explore Jaume Plensa’s 2007 sculpture Sho and then complete a project designed by Richardson ISD teachers. (Watch the second two videos below.)

Tiny Tours Videos

Join a Meadows Museum docent for a short, deep dive into individual works of art at the Meadows Museum. Access tours here.

Self-Guided Materials

Faces of Spain: A Self-Guide to Portraiture in the Meadows Museum Collection

Created as self-guide materials for use at the Meadows Museum, these materials can also be used to aid in preparation for your visit to the Museum. The materials cover a range of portraits in the permanent collection from the Renaissance to the present, and offer questions to use to engage your students in talking about portraiture.

Please visit the following link to access the Faces of Spain guide (PDF).

The Form of Things: Sculpture from the Meadows Museum

Created as self-guide materials for use in the Meadows Museum and with the Museums newly renovated sculpture plaza, these materials can also be used to aid in preparation for your visit to the Meadows. The materials cover sculpture from the Renaissance to the twenty-first century, and offer questions to use to engage your students in discussing and making sculpture.

Please visit the following link to access the The Form of Things guide (PDF).

Medieval to Renaissance: Spanish Art from the Meadows Museum

Materials created based on permanent collection objects in conjunction with the Museum’s 2008 exhibition Fernando Gallego and his Workshop: The Altarpiece of Ciudad Rodrigo, these materials focus on old master paintings from the late 15th and early 16th centuries in the Meadows Collection. Included in the curriculum is background information on the period covered, info sheets on specific works of art, and lessons for use in the classroom.

Please visit the following link to access the Medieval to Renaissance guide (PDF).