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The NAEA Board of Directors is elected by its members.

2023 Election

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

NAEA members will choose the next President-Elect and each of the Division Directors-Elect (Elementary, Middle Level, Secondary, Higher Education, Preservice, Supervision & Administration, and Museum Education). Voting is conducted exclusively online for NAEA National Officer elections. Eligible voting members will receive an email on December 1. A second reminder will be sent in early January. The deadline to vote is January 9, 2023.

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 staff will NOT have access to the secure passwords. Members in the following categories who are current at the time the ballot is sent, are eligible to vote: Active Professional, First Year Professional, Emeritus, Preservice, and Life Members.

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

Candidate Information and Vision Statements

Click here to download candidate information.

Click here to download candidate vision statements.

President-Elect Candidates


James Rees
Adjunct Assistant Professor/Visiting Artist
BYU, Provo, UT


Cindy Todd
Professor Emeritus
Kendall College of Art & Design, Grand Rapids, MI

Elementary Division Director-Elect Candidates


Suzanne Dionne
Art Educator
Rotella Magnet School, Waterbury, CT


Leslie Marie Grace
K-8 Visual Arts Instructor, Founder/Organizer of the Philadelphia Art Teachers Alliance
Nebinger Elementary, Philadelphia, PA

Middle Level Division Director-Elect Candidates


Jeanie Carr
Middle Level Art Educator
University of Mary Washington Adjunct Faculty


Le Ann Hinkle
Art Educator, Middle School Visual Arts Learning Facilitator
Western Middle School, Greenwich, CT

Secondary Division Director-Elect Candidates


Robin Brewer
Art Educator
Garnet Valley High School, Glen Mills, PA


Jackie Henson-Dacey
IB Visual Arts Instructor
Venice High School, Venice, FL

Higher Education Division Director-Elect Candidates


Stephanie Busbea
Art Education Coordinator, Assistant Chair, Department of Art
Mississippi College, Clinton, MS


Yichien Cooper
Assistant Professor (Career-Track)
Washington State University, Tri-Cities, Richland, WA

Preservice Division Director-Elect Candidates


Brittany Bradley
Undergraduate Preservice Student, Art Education Major
Specialist, Mississippi Army National Guard
Mississippi College Clinton, MS


Jasmine Floyd
Preservice Art Educator, Graduate Teaching Associate
The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Supervision/Administration Division Director-Elect Candidates


Sarah Ackermann
Executive Director for Teaching Innovation
Ball State University, Muncie, IN


Penelope Freeland
Visual Arts Administrator
Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools

Museum Education Division Director-Elect Candidates


Kathy Dumlao
Director of Education & Interpretation
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art/Memphis, TN


Erin M. Price
Instructor and Doctoral Candidate
University of Missouri