Founded in 1947, the National Art Education Association is the leading professional membership organization exclusively for visual arts educators.Members include elementary, middle, and high school visual arts educators; college and university professors; university students preparing to become art educators; researchers and scholars; teaching artists; administrators and supervisors; and art museum educators—as well as more than 54,000 students who are members of the National Art Honor Society. We represent members in all 50 states plus the District of Columbia, U.S. Possessions, most Canadian Provinces, U.S. military bases around the world, and 25 foreign countries.
Vice President (Pacific Region) elect 2016-2017 (2018-2019)
National Art Education Association
Secondary Division Director 2013-2015 (elect 2011-2013)
National Art Education Association
National Art Honor Society Council Board 2013-2015
National Art Honor Society-
The mission of the StateWide Art Partnership is to help establish Visual Art Education as a regular part of the general curriculum in the Utah Schools. Through the various programs of the partnership, teachers can learn to understand and appreciate art in ways that may result in a lifelong commitment to art as a part of their lives and that of their students. This commitment and resulting enthusiasm can be used to add richness to a curriculum that serves the students and the families in Utah. Every child should know and benefit from their valuable visual art heritage as citizens of this great state.
State Wide Art Partnership Committee Member 2007-2017
Graduate of a year-long intensive experience, the ART21 Educator program encourages teachers to consider new ways that contemporary art can support teaching and learning both in the arts and when the arts are brought into the classroom to enrich and deepen learning in other disciplines
Art:21 Educator Fellow 2011-present
Becoming a Fulbrighter means entering into a diverse community of accomplished individuals. More than 325,000 Fulbrighters from over 155 countries have participated in the Fulbright Program since it began in 1946. Becoming a Fulbrighter means entering into a diverse community of accomplished individuals. There are many ways to stay involved.
Board of Directors 2012-present
The mission of the Utah Arts Festival is to promote the arts and enhance the quality of life in Utah through the production of an annual outdoor, multi-disciplinary event in downtown Salt Lake City. We strive to maintain the highest artistic quality in our production and programming, represent excellence among a range of artistic mediums, and promote an appreciation for fine art while encouraging innovation in the field, and supporting non-traditional, contemporary works.
Board of Directors 2011-present
Utah Division of Arts & Museums
The Change Leader Program is a professional development course with an active network of course graduates. Participants attend a three-day institute with instruction on assessing environments and the communication and facilitation skills necessary to implement change. Following the institute, Change Leaders practice these skills by completing a certification project. These certified Change Leaders form a network of leaders that share a common language, mentor each other, and convene through leadership circles and conferences.
Change Leader 2013-present
Scholastic Art advisory board
Scholastic was founded in 1920 as a single classroom magazine. Today, Scholastic books and educational materials are in tens of thousands of schools and tens of millions of homes worldwide, helping to Open a World of Possible for children across the globe.
Art Advisory Board 2016-present
The President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities
Created in 1982 under President Reagan, the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities (PCAH) is an advisory committee to the White House on cultural issues. The PCAH works directly with the three primary cultural agencies—National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Institute of Museum and Library Services—as well as other federal partners and the private sector, to address policy questions in the arts and humanities, to initiate and support key programs in those disciplines and to recognize excellence in the field. Its core areas of focus are arts and humanities education, cultural exchange, and creative economy.
Under the leadership of the First Lady and PCAH’s Honorary Chairman, and through the efforts of its federal and private members, the President’s Committee has compiled an impressive legacy over its tenure, conducting major research and policy analysis, and catalyzing important federal cultural programs, both domestic and international. These achievements rely on the President’s Committee’s unique role in bringing together the White House, federal agencies, civic organizations, corporations, foundations and individuals to strengthen the United State’s national investment in its cultural life.
Central to the PCAH mission is using the power of the arts and humanities to contribute to the vibrancy of our society, the education of our children, the creativity of our citizens and the strength of our democracy.
Reviewer The National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards 2016