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The NAEA Board of Directors is elected by its members.

2018 Election

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

NAEA will choose National Vice Presidents-elect running in your region (you may only vote for one Vice President-elect candidate) and for the President-elect in the Special Election. Voting is conducted exclusively online for NAEA National Officer elections. Eligible voting members will receive an e-mail on December 1. A second reminder will be sent in early January. The deadline to vote is January 5, 2018. 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 Professional, First Year Professional, Emeritus, Preservice, and Life Members.

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

President-Elect Candidates

  • Thomas Knab

    Art Educator

    Dodge Elementary, East Amherst, NY

  • Cheryl Maney

    K-12 Visual Arts and Dance Curriculum Specialist

    Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools (CMS), Charlotte, NC

View Bios: Thomas Knab | Cheryl Maney

Vice President-Elect - Eastern Region Candidates

  • Andrea Haas

    Art Teacher

    Wethersfield High School, Wethersfield, CT

  • Susanne Suprock

    Art Educator

    Middletown High School, Middletown RI Adjunct; Rhode Island College RI

View Bios: Andrea Haas | Susanne Suprock

Vice President-Elect - Pacific Region Candidates

  • Michele J. Chmielewski

    High School Art Educator

    Post Falls High School, Post Falls, ID

  • Vanessa Hayes-Quintana

    Art Teacher

    Joliet Learning Center; Aurora, CO

View Bios: Michele J. Chmielewski | Vanessa Hayes-Quintana

Vice President-Elect - Southeastern Region Candidates

  • Catherine Campbell

    Curriculum Facilitator/Visual Arts Educator, FAME Magnet Program

    Dent Middle School, Columbia, SC

  • Janis Stivers Nunnally

    Visual Art Educator

    Upper man Middle School, Baxter, TN

View Bios: Catherine Campbell | Janis Stivers Nunnally

Vice President-Elect - Western Region Candidates

  • Kimberly Ann Cairy

    Art & Design Educator

    Arrowwood Elementary and White Pine Middle School, Saginaw, MI

  • Laura M. Tawil

    Art Teacher

    Firelands High School, Henrietta Township, OH

View Bios: Kimberly Ann Cairy | Laura M. Tawil

View Vision Statements for each of the candidates here.

NAEA Leadership Positions

The Nominating Committee invites NAEA members to submit qualified names for consideration each spring. The deadline is typically July 1 of each year. Those interested in serving are encouraged to review NAEA’s mission; 2015-2020 Strategic Vision as well as the respective responsibilities for each position.

See the Board of Directors in action! View photo and video highlights from the Board of Directors Super Summer Summit held on July 21-23, 2017 in Alexandria, VA.