2006 Annual Report

Teachers Mark Steinmetz

Mark Steinmetz offers an intimate photographic glimpse into the day-to-day lives of teachers at two Cleveland Municipal School District buildings—John Marshall High School and Miles Park Elementary School—and their ever-shifting roles as tutors, mentors, coaches, counselors, confidants and disciplinarians. Improving the quality of education for Cleveland’s children has been a long-standing priority for the Foundation, and we celebrate the critical role teachers play in ensuring success for our next generation. Steinmetz, an instructor himself at universities such as Harvard and Emory, brings a special sensitivity to capturing the important work that teachers do. He is the recipient of many awards, including a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship. Steinmetzís work is included in the collections of many major museums and has been featured in numerous publications and photography journals.