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The NAEA Board of Directors is elected by its members.

2019 Election

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

NAEA members will choose the President-elect and Division Director-elect running in your division (you may only vote for one Division Director-elect candidate). Voting is conducted exclusively online for NAEA National Officer elections. Eligible voting members will receive an e-mail on December 3. A second reminder will be sent in early January. The deadline to vote is January 7, 2019. 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

  • James Haywood Rolling, Jr.

    Professor/Chair of Art Education; Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

    College of Visual and Performing Arts, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

  • Cindy Todd

    Program Chair/Professor

    Kendall College of Art and Design, Ferris State University, Grand Rapids, MI

View Bios: James Rolling, Jr. | Cindy Todd

Elementary Division Director-Elect Candidates

  • Tiffany Beltz

    K-5 Art Educator

    Irving Pertzsch Elementary, Onalaska, Wisconsin

  • Tamara (Tammie) Clark

    Elementary Art Educator

    Decatur, Alabama

View Bios: Tiffany Beltz | Tammie Clark

Middle Level Division Director-Elect Candidates

  • Aimee Burgamy

    Art Educator

    Richard Hull Middle, Duluth, Georgia

  • Barry Morang

    Visual Arts Teacher/MAGn’T Lead Teacher, Grades 5-8

    Segue Institute for Learning, Central Falls, Rhode Island

View Bios: Aimee Burgamy | Barry Morang

Secondary Division Director-Elect Candidates

  • MaryJane Long

    Art Educator, 9-12

    Dover High School, Dover, Delaware

  • Carla Nations

    Art Educator

    Florence High School, Florence, MS

View Bios: Mary Jane Long | Carla Nations

Higher Education Division Director-Elect Candidates

  • Bryna Bobick

    Assistant Professor, Art Education

    University of Memphis, Memphis, Tennessee

  • Christina Hanawalt

    Assistant Professor of Art Education

    The University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia

View Bios: Bryna Bobick | Christina Hanawalt

Preservice Division Director-Elect Candidates

  • Lynn Loubert

    Preservice Art Educator

    Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University, Grand Rapids, MI

  • Gianna Palazzo

    BS in Art Education and BA in Studio Art (In Progress)

    Rhode Island College, Providence, RI

View Bios: Lynn Loubert | Gianna Palazzo

Supervision/Administration Division Director-Elect Candidates

  • Jeremy Holien

    State Visual & Media Arts Education Specialist

    Perpich Center for Arts Education, Golden Valley, Minnesota

  • Julia Lang-Shapiro

    Director of Media, Visual & Performing Arts

    Long Beach Public Schools, Lido Beach, New York

View Bios: Jeremy Holien | Julia Lang-Shapiro

Museum Education Division Director-Elect Candidates

  • Jennifer Beradino

    Senior Manager of Object-Based Learning

    Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX

  • Jaime Thompson

    Learning and Programs Director

    Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH

View Bios: Jennifer Beradino | Jaime Thompson

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.