We are thrilled to share the news that Mehdi Raoufi has joined the Open Door Arts team as our new Director of School Programs! Mehdi joins Open Door Arts after serving as the Community Outreach Manager and various other roles for over 4 years at Partners for Youth with Disabilities. Relocating to Boston in 2017 from the Washington, D.C. area, Mehdi has worked for close to a decade as a teaching artist and was a director of inclusive Theater companies with Artstream, a non-profit theatre organization that supports individuals of varying abilities in social skill-building using the arts. Mehdi holds a Master’s of Arts in Mental Health Counseling with a concentration in Expressive Arts Therapy as well as a B.A in Theater with a concentration in Directing/Dramatic Literature from Christopher Newport University. In his free time, Mehdi loves live music and art, playing and creating music, and sound designing for Wheelock Family Theater. We are so excited for Mehdi to be part of our team!