Amanda Dargan has served as education program director at City Lore for the past 18 years, where she manages national outreach education programs and New York City arts, science, and history programs, coordinates the professional development program for teachers and teaching artists, and co-edits the CARTS magazine for educators. Dargan's essays have appeared in the Journal of American Folklore, Encyclopedia of Southern Culture, Encyclopedia of New York City, Educational Leadership, Play from Birth to Twelve and Beyond: Contexts, Perspectives, and Meanings, and the forthcoming book, A View from Practice. She co-curated a 1988 exhibit on the history of children's play at the Museum of the City of New York, and co-authored a book, City Play, published by Rutgers University Press. She has taught courses in folklore at Bank Street College of Education, Cooper Union, New York University, George Washington University, and City University of New York. She served as a Center heritage LOI panelist in 2012 and a heritage panelist in 2011.