The Art of Transformative Teaching and Learning





The art of transformative teaching and learning

Who we are


Mariah Rankine-Landers and Jessa Brie Moreno are the co-founders of Studio Pathways. They are leading practitioners who provide professional development and strategic design for schools, districts, counties and arts orgs. Mariah and Jessa lead an arc of transformative practice to embody culturally responsive teaching and learning through the arts. Foundations of practice include social emotional learning, evolving project based learning through creative inquiry, and centering the role of the cultural and contemporary arts for greater learning outcomes.

We believe in Culturally Responsive Teaching and Learning Through the Arts as the key to Cognitive Transformation. Find your inner artist with us!

A Studio Pathways
Professional Online Learning Series

"Do Your Lessons Love Your Students?" 

Culturally and Socio-Emotionally Responsive Teaching and Learning Through the Arts. 

For School, District, and County Partners, Teachers, Leaders, and Educators-At-Large

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Amy Robinson

Program Manager, Solano County Office of Education

A professional learning experience like none other...I have had teachers reach out to me and say that they have completely shifted their focus for the current year and the upcoming school year to focus on a more Equity centered approach.


Heather Heslup

 Program & Implementation Manager, Turnaround Arts CA 

Studio Pathways has been a partner of turnaround Arts California over the last few years. Mariah and Jessa have poured their decades of teaching expertise into establishing a truly transformative culturally responsive teaching and learning framework for educators, resulting in greater impact for students of color. The Studio Pathways model fosters deep exploration of self and empathy for others.  It has certainly expanded my professional equity and inclusion lens and helped me to collaborate better with my colleagues to ground the work we do at Turnaround Arts CA in cultural responsiveness.


Diane Friedlaender

Stanford University

Mariah and Jessa of Studio Pathways truly embody in their every action in the way they approach their work, what it means to use love as a transformative vehicle to address social justice and healing in our communities. It’s been an honor to work with them and learn from them through my work as director of leadership and social change program at Stanford University.

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