The Academy Team

Lyric Kinard, Dean

When Covid shut the world down, traveling quilt teacher, Lyric Montgomery Kinard, quickly pivoted to online teaching. Even with experience in teaching online workshops, it was a mad scramble to figure out how to translate her in-person offerings to live zoom classes. Fortunately, Lyric loves a technical challenge!

Through her involvements with the Global Quilt Connection, a listing service connecting virtual teachers with the guilds who wanted to hire them, she realized there was a great need for further professional training, helping the quilt, craft, and art teachers she loves to grasp and master the technical aspects of online teaching. And here we are.

Lisa Barnes, Admin

Lisa Barnes, a talented jewelry artist, started out as Lyric's virtual assistant as the Academy was getting up and running but is now so much more! Due to an appropriate typo she is now nicknamed Lyric's "Vital" Assistant and handles much of the customer service, writing, and day to day administration of the Academy.

Anisa Duci, Social Media Manager

Anisa has been a certified social media manager for seven years,  doing freelance work for several international companies. We were very lucky to find her. She is the perfect person to pay attention to detail and research what our business needs. She works for both the AVT and the Global Quilt Connection, creating and managing our Facebook and Instagram accounts.

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