Otis Kriegel has over 15 years experience in community education and the arts. Kriegel has a degree in Experiential Education from Prescott College and an M.S.ed in Bilingual Education from The Bank Street College of Education. He has taught grades 1st– 5th in the public schools of San Francisco, Los Angeles and currently New York City, in both bilingual (Spanish/English) and monolingual programs. He is an adjunct professor in the graduate school of education at New York University and a guest lecturer at The Bank Street College of Education and City College of New York. Otis has also worked as a consultant to community arts and education programs in Mexico and Nicaragua. A working artist, Kriegel founded internationally known public art collaborative, Illegal Art, whose work has been featured in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, New York Magazine and on National Public Radio. He lives and works in New York City.