The Right Brain Initiative


A conversation with Dennie Palmer Wolf, Right Brain’s Evaluation Partner

February 4th, 2010 by Right Brain Team

Dr. Dennie Palmer Wolf

The Right Brain Initiative is supremely blessed to work with dozens of intelligent partners and advocates who help us structure and manage our programming. Not least among them is Dr. Dennie Palmer Wolf, principal at WolfBrown—a consultancy in Cambridge, Mass.—and our official Evaluation Partner.

Dennie spent the entirety of last week in Portland for a series of site visits and planning meetings. We’ll provide a series of reports on those activities later—but first, I present an unrehearsed, totally unedited 10-minute audio interview, in which I sat down to ask Dennie a few basic questions. I asked her about the processes she’s devised to evaluate the work during Right Brain’s early stages, as artist take up short-term residencies in K-8 classrooms throughout the Portland area. I also asked her how the week’s work in Portland fits into the larger evaluation picture.

Stay tuned for another recording with Deb Brzoska, Right Brain’s Professional Development Partner, who was also in town last week. We’ll also post other reports from events that took place during the week, and in time, we’ll feature examples of the Imagination Interviews we spoke about in the interview.

…And I hope you’ll continue to stick around as I get better at this audio interviewing thing. Again, an experiment! Background urban street noise courtesy of Portland’s Pearl District.

Listen to the conversation here.


Right Brain Team