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THE OPPORTUNITY OF OBSTACLES
Part 1: Naming the Game

Over the course of the coming school year, we will investigate the notion of Obstacles and the Opportunities they present. This five-part series will explore various aspects of our profession, identify potential complications, and develop strategies to enact effective solutions. We aim to share experiences and voices from across the Division, in order to grow our collective classroom practice.

Before we begin, it is important to establish a common foundation for our work, specifically in defining our own understanding of Creativity. I start here, because it can be a prickly term, a misunderstanding waiting to happen. I wonder how many obstacles can be traced to uninformed assumptions about how creativity works, or what it looks like. I encounter it with colleagues, families, and my students. Some liken it to magic or genetic disposition. Others struggle to see its value. And some lucky few see it as a skill to be honed and nurtured.

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Our division members have cultivated a vibrant social media network, with many platforms to choose from.

Newsletter Archive

Each month, our division publishes an online digest of the latest happenings and opportunities from across NAEA.

National Junior Art Honor Society (NJAHS)

Our network of NJAHS chapters is an exciting community. If you’re a chapter sponsor, we welcome you to join our NJAHS Sponsor Forum Facebook group and explore our NJAHS Sponsor Forum Pinterest board.

If you’re interested in establishing a chapter at your own school, NAEA has all you need to get started HERE.

Leadership Team

Division Directors

Regional Directors

NJAHS National Council Member
Marisa Pappas, mpappas@FCPS1.ORG

Middle Level Research Commissioner
Jacqueline McElhany, jacqueline.iannuzzi@gmail.com

Peter Curran

Middle Level Division Director (Term: 2017-2019)

Visual Art Educator, Grades 6-8

Board of Directors

Peter Curran

Middle Level Division Director (Term: 2017-2019)

Visual Art Educator, Grades 6-8