The NAEA Board of Directors is elected by its members.
2021 Election Results
We are pleased to announce the recent NAEA Board of Directors election results and would like to congratulate NAEA President-Elect Wanda B. Knight. Knight is an associate professor of art education, African American Studies, and women’s, gender, and sexuality studies at The Pennsylvania State University. President-Elect Knight will officially begin her term on the NAEA Board of Directors at the conclusion of the [VIRTUAL] 2021 NAEA National Convention and Board of Directors meeting on March 7, 2021. She will serve 2 years as President-Elect, 2 years as President, and 2 years as Past President.
The following individuals were also elected as Division Directors-Elect. They will begin their terms as Elects at the conclusion of the [VIRTUAL] 2021 NAEA National Convention and Board of Directors meeting. During their terms, they will work closely with their respective Division Directors in leading work related to their Division. The Division Directors-Elect will then join the Board of Directors as Division Directors at the conclusion of the NAEA Board of Directors meeting in 2023 in San Antonio, TX.
Elementary Division Director-Elect:
K–3 Art Educator, School District of Milton, WI
Middle Level Division Director-Elect:
Janis Stivers Nunnally
Visual Art Educator, Putnam County School Board, Cookeville, TN
Secondary Division Director-Elect:
Linda W. Kieling
Art Educator, North Clackamas Schools, West Linn, OR
Higher Education Division Director-Elect:
Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Art Education, University of Central Arkansas, Conway, AR
Supervision and Administration Division Director-Elect:
Tara “Trinity” Villanueva
Program Manager/Department Head, Arts Integration & Culture, Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School, Washington, DC
TIE: Preservice Division Director-Elect: *
Student Instructor, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN
Student Worker, Kutztown University Foundation, Kutztown, PA
Museum Education Division Director-Elect: **
Natalie C. Jones
Director of Education, Harvey B. Gantt Center of Arts and African-American Culture, Charlotte, NC
*A runoff election will be scheduled in the coming weeks to resolve the tie for this division—a rare occurrence in NAEA history!
**Due to an early vacancy in the Museum Education Division Director seat on the NAEA Board of Directors effective March 7, 2021, and per the NAEA Constitution and Bylaws, the recently elected Museum Education Division Director-Elect (Natalie C. Jones) will move immediately into the Board seat on March 7, 2021, for a 2-year term. A new election will be held in the coming weeks to fill the Museum Education Division Director-Elect position. Candidates will be identified from the recent Nomination Committee candidates.