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Congratulations to the 2021 Art Educators of the Year

It is with great pride that we announce the 2021 MAEA Art Educators of the Year. If you would like to honor a colleague please consider nominating them before the deadline May 15, 2021! Learn more. 

MAEA Lifetime Achievement Award –
Eva Kearney, Winthrop Public Schools

Massachusetts Art Educator of the Year –
Ann Villarreal, Worcester Public Schools

Higher Education Preservice Art Educator of the Year –
Ivy Mayer, Massachusetts College of Art and Design

Early Childhood Art Educator of the Year –
Bridget O’Leary, Dedham Public Schools

Elementary Art Educator of the Year –
Catie Nasser, Middleton Public Schools

Middle Level Art Educator of the Year –
Louis Martinez, North Brookfield Public Schools

Secondary Art Educator of the Year 
Kristyn Shea, Easton Public Schools

Special Needs Art Educator of the Year –
Christopher Hall, Boston Public Schools

Retired Art Educator of the Year –
Marie Meegan, Salem Public Schools

Higher Education Art Educator of the Year –
Pamela Bower-Basso, Tufts University/School of the Museum of Fine Arts

Exceptional New Art Educator of the Year –
Chesley Chapman, Falmouth Public Schools

Rising Star Secondary Student Award –
Hannah MacLean, Franklin High School

Distinguished Service Within the Profession –
Brenna Johnson, Franklin High School

Distinguished Service Outside the Profession –
Mary Keefe, Massachusetts House of Representatives

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