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The NAEA Board of Directors is selected by its members.

Help Decide the Future of Your Association—Exercise Your Right to Vote!

Voting is conducted exclusively online for NAEA National Officer elections. This year, voting will be conducted for the offices of President-Elect and National Division Directors-Elect.

Eligible voting members will receive an e-mail in mid-November. A second reminder will be sent in early January. The deadline to vote is mid-January. The e-mail will include:

  • An online link to vote;
  • Your NAEA ID number; and
  • A unique password for your secure vote.

Please keep your e-mail, as the NAEA office will NOT have access to the secure passwords. Make sure your membership is current or you will not receive an e-mail to vote. Members in these categories, who are current at the time the ballot is sent, are eligible to vote: Active, Retired, Student, and Life Members.

Questions? Please send an e-mail to elections@arteducators.org or call 1-800-299-8321.


Candidates for President-Elect

  • Kim Defibaugh

    Arts and Education Consultant

    Williamsburg, VA

  • Patrick Fahey

    Associate Professor and Area Head of Art Education

    Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

Candidates for Elementary Division Director-Elect

  • Drew Brown

    Elementary Art Educator

    Sweet Apple Elementary, Roswell, GA

  • Michelle Lemons

    Elementary Itinerant Art Teacher, Fine Arts Dept., Albuquerque Public Schools (APS), NM

    Field Supervisor of Pre-Service Practicum, Art Education Program, University New Mexico (UNM)

Candidates for Middle Level Division Director-Elect

  • Larry Gibson

    Art Educator

    Pizitz Middle School, Vestavia Hills, AL

  • Kathryn Rulien-Bareis

    Art Teacher, Adaptive Specialist, Department Chair

    DeLong Middle School, Eau Claire, WI

Candidates for Secondary Division Director-Elect

  • Shanise Brockshus

    5-12 Art Educator

    Sibley-Ocheyedan CSD, Sibley, IA

  • Kim Soule

    Art Teacher

    Greenwood High School, Bowling Green, KY

Candidates for Higher Education Division Director-Elect

  • Lisa Hochtritt

    Associate Professor, School of Art, Division of Art & Visual Culture Education

    University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

  • Amy Pfeiler-Wunder

    Associate Professor and Graduate Co-Coordinator, Art Education and Crafts Department

    Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA

Candidates for Preservice Division Director-Elect

  • Jennifer Hamrock

    Doctoral Candidate

    Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

  • Tori Lynne Jackson

    Undergraduate Student

    James Madison University/Harrisonburg, VA

Candidates for Supervision/Administration Division Director-Elect

  • Jessica Booth

    Candidate for Supervision/Administration Division Director-Elect

    Georgia Fine Arts Education Program Specialist

  • Lorinda Rice

    Art Curriculum Specialist

    Lincoln Public Schools, Lincoln, NE

Candidates for Museum Education Division Director-Elect

  • Jennifer Beradino

    Candidate for Museum Education Division Director-Elect

    Senior Manager of Object-Based Learning

  • Juline Chevalier

    Head of Interpretation and Participatory Experiences

    Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN


In response to action by the 2016 Delegates Assembly, please cast your vote to amend the Constitution in alignment with NAEA Bylaws; the changes are in BOLD CAPS:

CONSTITUTION ARTICLE IV: Section 9: AFFILIATE AND (ISSUES) INTEREST GROUPS. Organizations that have a structure separate from the NAEA will be called “Affiliates.” Groups within the NAEA which provide interaction among those NAEA members of like (concerns) INTERESTS and encourage the Delegates Assembly and the membership-at-large to consider their INTERESTS (issues) will be called “(Issues) INTEREST Groups.”

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CONSTITUTION ARTICLE V: Section 3: VOTING: Active PROFESSIONAL, FIRST YEAR PROFESSIONAL, (Retired Active) EMERITUS, (Student) PRESERVICE, Honorary, and Life members of NAEA shall be eligible to vote for the President-Elect.

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