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Awards Eligibility

Awards List and Descriptions

Division award nominees must spend at least 51% of their work day in the job division in which they have been nominated. For example, educators who work primarily as administrators or supervisors are not eligible to receive Elementary Division awards, even if that is the level administered or supervised. This member should be registered in the Supervision and Administration Division.

MASSACHUSETTS ART EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR | An exemplary educator who demonstrates outstanding instructional support to students, advocacy for the arts, engagement with community, and exceptional history of active participation at the state level. Strong candidates may have held leadership positions, served on committees at the state and local level, received honors, and/or presented at professional conferences.

ELEMENTARY ART EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR | A model elementary art educator and current MAEA member who deserves recognition for their outstanding instructional support to students, engagement with families, and advocacy for the arts within their greater community. (Division Award)

MIDDLE LEVEL ART EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR | A model middle level art educator and current MAEA member who deserves recognition for their outstanding instructional support to students, engagement with families, and advocacy for the arts within their greater community. (Division Award)

SECONDARY ART EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR | A model secondary art educator and current MAEA member who deserves recognition for their outstanding instructional support to students, engagement with families, and advocacy for the arts within their greater community. (Division Award)

HIGHER EDUCATION ART EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR | A model higher education art educator and current MAEA member who deserves recognition for outstanding scholarship, instruction, and advocacy in the arts throughout Massachusetts. (Division Award)

SUPERVISION/ADMINISTRATION ART EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR | A model art education administrator and current MAEA member who deserves recognition for outstanding leadership and advocacy in the arts throughout Massachusetts.

MUSEUM EDUCATION EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR | A model museum art educator and current MAEA member who deserves recognition for outstanding museum instruction and advocacy in the arts throughout Massachusetts.

SPECIAL NEEDS ART EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR | A strong candidate is an art educator and current MAEA member whose exceptional and continuous record of achievement has positively and significantly impacted students with special needs.

EXCEPTIONAL NEW ART EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR | Recognizes excellence and achievement by new art educators. For an individual in their first year of teaching. This award is intended to recognize excellence among new art educators based on their success in student teaching and as a first-year teacher.

RISING STAR SECONDARY STUDENT | Recognizes a high school junior or senior for their leadership and excellence in their art related activities. Strong candidates will exhibit a dedication to the field, as evidenced by a commitment to pursuing higher education in art education.

COMMUNITY ART EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR | A strong candidate provides access to the arts and partners with the community to create opportunities for engagement with the arts.

FRIEND OF ART EDUCATION | Recognizes a community member who broadens access to the arts to a wider population, supports and advocates for community arts programming, and assists with partnerships and materials.

RETIRED ART EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR | Recognizes a retired art educator who continues to contribute to the field of art education through mentoring, advocating, and/or serving on state or local committees, initiatives, and programs, i.e. Youth Art Month, Art All-State, MAEA Conference.

Eligibility

Nominees must meet all specific eligibility requirements of intended award, as stated in the award description.

Membership Requirement: Eligible nominees must be current MAEA members at the time of the award. Exceptions: Community Arts Educator of the Year, Friend of Art Education, and Rising Star Secondary Student Recognition Award.

Eligibility of MAEA Leadership: Voting members of the MAEA board (elected or appointed), members-at large, and committee chairs are ineligible while in office.




Call for Nominations 2017

Nomination form
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All nominations are due by May 31, 2016.

MAEA will honor awardees at our fall 2016 conference.




   





 
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