Angela De Vincenzo

Founder / Learning Specialist / Consultant

Angela studied at NYU and Bank Street College of Education. She discovered the power of blocks and the role in which these simple yet dynamic materials play in both teaching and learning during her tenure at City & Country School in Greenwich Village. Since then, Angela has worked alongside fellow educators to integrate unit blocks into the curriculum at The Chapin School, Packer Collegiate Institute, and many other schools, both private and public.  

A proponent of life-long education, Angela regularly attends as well as speaks at conferences and workshops, offering professional development. Angela’s teaching philosophy and methods, rooted in progressive education, led her to fulfill her passion to create Blocks, Trucks + Art.

 

Jeff Mayer

Founder / Creative Director

With twenty years experience in art and design, Jeff conceptualized and designed the vibrant mobile Blocks, Trucks + Art Big Rig, known fondly as “Big Mama.” Big Mama, which houses the mobile Blocks Trucks + Art program, provides a dynamic space that excites and stimulates both visually and sensorially.  

A pioneer in BMX with 25 years as a Pro BMX rider, who competed against the likes of Mat Hoffman, Jeff also gives instruction on bike riding. He introduced the bike program as a way to help build core strength, balance, confidence as well as pure physical release.

 

Luca Mayer

Inspiration / BMX Team Captain

Luca's passion for trucks (since he was 6 months old) was the reason his family chose to purchase an 18-wheeler for this project.

The 18-wheeler, which they christened Big Mama, is used by their family as a source of inspiration and learning for their son + children everywhere.

Their motto: Keep on Truckin,’ is the positive mantra they use with their son, and all children who take part in Blocks, Trucks + Art.