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MAEA Art Educator of the Year Awards:
The Missouri Art Education Association is seeking nominations to honor outstanding art educators in the following areas: Missouri Art Educator of the Year, K-12, Elementary, Middle School/Junior High, Secondary, Higher Education, Supervision and Administration, Museum Education, Retired Art Educator, and the Kantner Art Education Research Award. An Appreciation Award, open to any person or organization that has demonstrated significant support of art education, is also available.

Key criteria for the award include commitment, MAEA activities involvement, including honors and service, leadership roles and accomplishments, professional organizational memberships including offices held and honors, publications and/or exhibits, and outstanding teaching related contributions and services.

Completed Nomination packets will be reviewed by a selection committee, which will select the award recipient based on the nomination form, the nominee's response to the standardized vita, and the required letters of support. The winners will be recognized at the MAEA Spring Conference.

Complete Awards Packet (includes nomination form and vita form)

Nomination packets must be postmarked by October 1. Use the Nomination Form to nominate your candidate. Include a typed cover letter supporting your nomination.

Nomination Form

For the Nominee: Vita Form (this form must be typed and is available as a document template for your convenience.) An award winner in a division cannot be nominated for the award in that same division within ten years of winning the previous award.

Email to Leesha Dunkeson (ldunkeso@knobnoster.k12.mo.us) or mail to: Leesha Dunkeson, Awards Program Chairman, 669 SE 350, Warrensburg, MO 64093

The Awards Committee will review the application and forward a nomination packet to the nominee for completion

2012 Award Winners
Previous Winners



OTTO BEAN, JR. AWARD (intended to recognize elected officials who have worked to improve the state of the arts and art education in the State of Missouri)


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The Missouri Art Education Association is Affiliated with the National Art Education Association. Therefore, membership in MAEA includes membership to the national organization. Visit their website for links to art education resources and advocacy, as well as national conference information. Click here to join online. If you prefer to join via regular mail, print our downloadable application or contact Linda Bowers, membership chair.

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The Missouri Art Education Association (MAEA) works closely with Missouri's Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to ensure that MAEA conferences provide substantive connections to state expectations for student learning in art and across all subjects. MAEA holds two conferences each year. The Fall Conference is held at Knob Noster State Park in early October. The Spring Conference is held at rotating locations around the state each March. Come join us for exceptional professional development opportunities.

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