Clifton Whitehead joined the Brilla team as the fine and applied arts teacher in 2020. He received his bachelor’s degree in Visual Media and Fine Arts from American University in 2003 and his master’s degree in Illustration from Savannah’s College of Art and Design in 2006. Most recently, he received his elementary teaching certification from the University of West Florida. He spent 10 years in Seoul, South Korea teaching and traveling, and recently moved to Queens to continue to teach and raise a family. Originally from the burbs in Eastern PA, he loves to work in the garden, ride bikes, listen to music, paint, and cook.

“You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop.”

- Rumi
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