Jacoby Hinton has a diverse background in education. In 2014, he graduated from College of Charleston with a Bachelor’s in Studio Art and Political Science. Post graduation Jacoby joined Teach For America and spent two years teaching High School and Middle School Science on the Standing Rock Reservation in McLaughlin, South Dakota. Jacoby then moved to San Jose to become the Founding Art Teacher at KIPP Heritage Academy. Jacoby’s diverse background in education has made him a hands on and project oriented educator. He believes that the best way to learn is by doing. Jacoby started working with NUMU in 2018. Additionally, Jacoby is an emerging artist and an avid painter. He believes in the Arts as an essential outlet for students.
Jerry Falek, master teacher and performing artist, has worked with children, teachers, and audiences of all ages for more than 40 years. His teaching programs blend a background in special education with wide-ranging experience as a storyteller, puppeteer, dancer, and clown. He is known for bringing uniquely crafted performances and residences to such places as Lucille Packard Children's Hospital and Soledad Prison, and to schools, libraries, and museums in Central California, Alaska, Cambodia, the Caribbean, and Germany. He is also an award-winning bread baker and basket maker. Mr. Falek has collaborated with NUMU since 2006.