2016 TAEA Award Winners
Tennessee Art Educator of the Year
Bill Hickerson, West Tennessee Regional Art Center
East Region Art Educator of the Year
Ethan Pignataro, Gibbs High School, Knoxville
Middle Region Art Educator of the Year
Justin Makemson, Belmont University, Nashville
West Region Art Educator of the Year
Carol Eckert, University of Tennessee, Martin
Elementary Art Educator of the Year
Holly Briggs, Mooreland Heights Elementary School, Knoxville
Middle Level Art Educator of the Year
Kathy McMillan, West Middle School, Tullahoma
Secondary Art Educator of the Year
Rose Doherty, St. George’s Independent School, Collierville
Higher Education Art Educator of the Year
Shannon Elliott, Memphis College of Art, Memphis
Museum Art Educator of the Year
Margarita Sandino, Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Memphis
First Year Educator of the Year
Melanie Hill-Guion, John Troutwood Moore Middle School, Nashville
Pre-Service Art Educator of the Year
Lindsey McCartin, Belmont University, Nashville
Higher Education Student Achievement Award
Rachel Rhea, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Friend of TAEA
Belmont University, Nashville
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
All nominees must be a member of NAEA/TAEA
Submission deadline: July 10, 2017
To nominate a great art educator for an award, please submit:
1) A nomination letter, explaining why this person is a good candidate for an award.
Please keep in mind that this letter and the accompanying nomination form are what we use to write a description of the award winners for the program booklet. Please be sure to include as much detail as possible so that the write-up can properly reflect your nominee’s accomplishments.
2) The TAEA Nomination Form and Vita for the nominee.
The nomination form is where you list all the amazing things that your nominee has accomplished. You can ask your nominee to send you their resume to complete this form, or you can ask them to fill out this part on their own.
3) A digital photo of the nominee
A high-resolution jpeg is preferred.
Submit to the 2017 TAEA Awards Chair, Kathy Dumlao at firstname.lastname@example.org