2019 Tennessee Art Education Association Award Winners

2019 TAEA Award Winners

Rachel Motta  

2019 TAEA Elementary Art Educator of the Year 

Michelle Vinci  

2019 TAEA Middle Level Art Educator of the Year 

Andrea Howard  

2019 TAEA Secondary Art Educator of the Year 

Cathy Wilson  

2019 TAEA Higher Education Art Educator of the Year 

Christan Allen  

2019 TAEA Museum Art Educator of the Year 

Kelly Hatton 

2019 TAEA Administration Art Educator of the Year  

Beth Affolter  

2019 TAEA National Art Honor Society Sponsor of the Year 

Donna Anderson 

2019 TAEA Distinguished Service within the Profession Award  

Nancy Walkup  

2019 Friend of TAEA 

Phyllis Ball  

2019 TAEA East Region Art Educator of the Year 

Amanda Galbraith 

2019 Tennessee Art Educator of the Year 

The TAEA Adjudication Rubric is for Information Only. You do NOT need to fill this out!

Tennessee Art Education Annual Awards

Each year, the Tennessee Art Education Association has the great pleasure of recognizing outstanding art educators from across the state, in a variety of categories.  These amazing teachers exemplify the qualities and standards of what it means to be a great art educator, going above-and-beyond for their students.

 

TAEA presents these annual awards:

·        To provide recognition to individuals within the membership who have achieved the highest level of professionalism in art education

·        To focus professional attention on exemplary art educators and increase public awareness of the importance of quality art education

 


How to Submit a Nominee for a TAEA Award

  • Write a nomination letter explains why this person is a good candidate for the award.

  • Write a short bio of the candidate (175 - 225 words). This will be included in the program should your candidate be selected, so check for typos and grammar!

  • Complete the TAEA Nomination Form and Vita for the nominee

  • Include a digital headshot photo of the nominee (8x10/300 dpi preferred).

  • Submit all of the above to the Digital Nomination Form, using our new and secure platform. ***note: in order to submit digitally, you will have to sign in to a Google account. If you do not have a Google Account and do not wish to create one, you will have to email all of the above to TAEA Awards Chair and President-Elect,  Melody Weintraub at myweintraub@briarcrest.com by July 8th. We are sorry for the inconvenience regarding the Google Account, but this is a policy by Google. All complaints should be directed to Google.  

    Remember, nominees MUST BE ACTIVE MEMBERS OF TAEAexcept for the category of “Friend of TAEA.”

    Award Categories are:

  • Tennessee Art Educator of the Year

  • West Region Art Educator of the Year

  • Middle Region Art Educator of the Year

  • East Region Art Educator of the Year

  •  Elementary Art Educator of the Year

  • Middle Level Art Educator of the Year

  • Secondary Art Educator of the Year

  • Higher Education Art Educator of the Year

  • Supervision Art Educator of the Year

  • Administration Art Educator of the Year

  • Museum Art Educator of the Year

  • Special Needs Art Educator of the Year

  • First Year Educator of the Year

  • Retired Art Educator of the Year

  •  National Art Honor Society Sponsor of the Year

  • Student Chapter Sponsor of the Year

  • Higher Education Student Achievement Award

  • Distinguished Service within the Profession

  • Rising Stars Secondary Recognition Program

  • Friend of TAEA (only award available to non-members)

If you have any questions, please contact the  TAEA Awards Chair and President-Elect,  Melody Weintraub at myweintraub@briarcrest.com