LEAP employs a roster of over 100 outstanding teaching artists and educational experts from around the world. LEAP brings professional artists, including Fulbright- Emmy- Obie- and Oscar-winning specialists, into the classroom to inspire, engage, and educate. LEAP teaching specialists include architects, batik artists, capoeira experts, cartoonists, dancers, environmentalists, filmmakers, graphic artists, historians, illustrators, jazz musicians, landscape designers, musicians, naturalists, opera singers, photographers, psychologists, poets, quilters, robotics instructors, storytellers, therapists, urban archaeologists, writers, zoologists, and more.
LEAP sends teaching specialists into classrooms across the greater New York City area each year, where they facilitate a variety of programs that infuse art into the traditional curriculum. LEAP teaching specialists work with students of all ages and backgrounds and regularly attend ongoing training to share best practices, learn about new tools and relevant strategies. As a result, their depth of knowledge and wealth of experience is an invaluable resource to other educators.