Founder & CEO
Debora Wondercheck, M.S., Ed, is the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of the Arts & Learning Conservatory (ALC). Since 2004, Debora has grown the Conservatory from 21 students to 1,200 youth yearly, entertaining audiences of over 10,000 annually in Orange County. As an accomplished Master teacher of string pedagogy, having taught and trained students at Vanguard University, Irvine Unified School District, and Newport Mesa Unified District, she also serves as Director of Music at the Waldorf School of Orange County.
As for accomplishments, Debora has received many accolades for her creation of effective arts education programs to youth. In 2020, the Arts & Learning Conservatory became a Nationally Awarded arts organization, under Debora’s leadership. In the same year, she was nominated for the Women in Business Award by the Orange County Business Journal. In 2019, she received the Orange County Influencer for Good Award, from the Institute of Community Leadership and became a Gianneschi Fellow of CSFU. Additional awarding organizations include: Arts Orange County’s Outstanding Arts Organization of the Year, Farmer’s and Merchant’s People You Can Bank On, Distinguished Woman of Substance Award of Orange County, Links Incorporated Woman of Service Award, for Exemplary Community Service to Youth.
Debora embraces her community serving as an Arts Consultant to School Districts as well as participating on various arts commissions and associations like the Arts OC Board, the Arts Alliance of California, and Orange County Music and Arts Administrator Association. She counts it a true privilege to serve children, their families, and the community with successful and inspiring programs that develop confidence and creativity for life.