CAEA Divisions

CAEA Division Directors represent CAEA members in each of the following divisions: elementary, middle/junior high, secondary, preservice, higher education, museum educators, and administrator/supervisor. They are elected members of the CAEA State Council and serve for a term of two years. Their mission is to connect with members in their division throughout the state to support advocacy, leadership, professional learning, and recognition for their constituents’ work in art education.

CAEA Division Directors

Rena Winton

Elementary Division
Los Angeles, CA
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Michele Nelson

Middle Level Division
Los Angeles, CA
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Sasha Lyth

Secondary Division
Kneeland, CA
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Dustin Garnet

Higher Education Division
Pasadena, CA
[email protected]

Cynthia White Anderson

Preservice Division
Northridge, CA
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Dru Maurer

Supervision and Administration Division
Mission Viejo, CA
[email protected]

Jeanne Hoel

Museum Education Division
Los Angeles, CA
[email protected]

Elementary Division

Welcome to the Elementary Division page! Here you will find resources and links that provide members with a range of current topics and materials that focus on the needs of elementary art educators. All Division members are encouraged to contribute by sending documents, links and other information to the Division Director at: [email protected].

Social Media

We encourage you to use the #caeaelementary tag on Twitter and Instagram to be included in our ever growing community.

Resources
Working on your anti-racist art curriculum? Anti-Racist Art Teachers is full of incredible elementary resources and lessons!

Middle Level Division

Middle level art educators are usually a department of one. We work in isolation with very little input from our colleagues at our school sites. Luckily we have the internet! Creating an online community will bring middle level art educators across the state together to share ideas, strategies and tips.

It's easy to make a contribution! Send resources and links to [email protected] to be added to the CAEA online app.

Social Media
Please add the #caeamiddlelevel on Twitter and Instagram to help grow our online community.

Secondary Division

As High School Art Educators we have the opportunity to engage young people in a holistic experience of learning that activates creative thinking, risk taking, and problem solving, with the larger outcome of empowering students to use their voices through visual communication. Here you will find resources to inspire your important work, links to topics regarding arts advocacy and policy, as well as other content focusing on art education at the High School level.

All Division members are encouraged to contribute by sending documents, links, and other information to the Division Director: [email protected].

Resources
Stay informed regarding Arts Advocacy and Policy by checking out the California Arts Advocates: https://californiaartsadvocates.org/

Discover resources and art lessons to engage your students in meaningful conversations surrounding topics of social change, through the Amplifier Foundation: https://amplifier.org/call-for-educators/

Advocate for your Art Program by citing Create California’s new Declaration of Rights for all students. The full Declaration, entitled “Declaration of Rights of All Students to Equity in Arts Learning,” is Create California’s Statewide effort to promote Arts Education as a fundamental right for all students. Read more about the Declaration on Create California’s Website: http://www.createca.dreamhosters.com/home/declaration-of-student-rights/

Higher Education Division

The Higher Education Division page will be comprised of resources and links that provide members with a range of current and historical materials focused on the needs of art educators in the university/college system. All Division members can contribute by sending documents, links and other information to the Division Director at: [email protected].

Resources
History of Art Education

Useful resources for research and teaching: http://www.dustingarnet.com/academic-resources-the-history-of-art-education.html

Preservice Division

The Arts are paramount and fundamental to education. As upcoming educators, we are in an awesome position to influence our collective futures. Making the arts a necessity will in turn create essential shifts for us and our students to be change agents. Thus, we have a great honor. Your work in this endeavor is essential.

All Division members are encouraged to contribute by sending documents, links and other information to the Division Director at: [email protected].

Social Media
Facebook: CAEA Pre-Service

Scholarships
Paul Kravagna Higher Education Scholarship
Application deadline: May 1 each year
Click here for more information

NAEA Preservice Community
Instagram: @preservice.naea
Facebook: NAEA Preservice Division

Supervision and Administration Division

Divisions shall be made up of job-alike groups of the membership. The recognized Divisions, through their Development Committees, shall identify, study, and recommend programs for problems relating to members of the group the Division represents.

Museum Education Division

Here you will find resources and links that provide members with a range of current topics and materials that focus on museum art education, how to engage visitors in learning experiences, K–12 museum visits, and museum/community engagement. All Division members are encouraged to contribute by sending documents, links, and other information to the Division Director at: [email protected].

Social Media
We encourage you to use the #museumeducatorcaea tag on Instagram to be included in our ever growing community.

Resources
Great study by the NAEA-AAMD on Impact of Museum programs on K–12 students https://www.arteducators.org/research/articles/377-naea-aamd-research-study-impact-of-art-museum-programs-on-k-12-students