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Task Force

Meet the IAEA’s Advocacy Task Force!

Ten IAEA members answered the call to participate in the Advocacy Task Force after the Board approved it in November of 2012. Members of the Task Force have already connected with over a dozen art and education organizations in Illinois in order to build an advocacy network. The group is currently working on two large projects: a visual arts advocacy statement for the IAEA and an advocacy day in which IAEA members will visit Springfield.

Contact the Task Force

Attached is a list of the members, the Councils they represent, and contact information.

If you are interested in helping the Task Force organize an Advocacy Day for 2014, contact your Council’s Representative.

CONTACT

CENTRAL COUNCIL

mcfinne@ilstu.edu

 Peggy Finnegan

  • M.S. Art Education
  • NBCT
  • ISU Faculty Associate – Thomas Metcalf School
eostewa@ilstu.edu

Dr. Ed Stewart, PhD

  • Illinois State University

CONTACT

NORTHWEST COUNCIL

karen_popovich@ipsd.org

Karen Popovich, NBCT

  • Metea Valley High School Art Teacher
  • Fine Arts Festival Coordinator
  • Illinois Art Education Association Secretary
  • Art Club Sponsor
  • National Art Honor Society Sponsor
bradmckinney@hotmail.com

Brad McKinney

 shore_heather@yahoo.com

Heather Shore

  • Illinois Art Educator Award; Illinois Arts Alliance; 2012
  • 2006 NAEA Illinois Art Educator of the Year
  • 2005 IAEA Art Educator of the Year
  • 2004 Studs Terkel Humanitarian Award
  

CONTACT

SOUTH COUNCIL

ncorbit@viennagradeschool.com

Nathan Corbit

  • Illinois Alliance for Arts Education: Visual Arts Educator Award 2013
sallygradle@hotmail.com

Dr. Sally Gradle, Ed.D.

  • Assistant Professor of Art Education Southern Illinois University Carbondale

CONTACT

NORTHEAST COUNCIL

lisadavis4521@gmail.com

Lisa Davis

  • Manager of Tour & Teacher Initiatives Smart Museum of Art, The University of Chicago
cgrodoski@gmail.com

Chris Grodoski

  • NAEA Research Commissioner
  • IAEA Middle Level Art Educator 2012
  • NAEA Middle Level Art Educator 2013
mschaefer.naea@gmail.com

Melissa Righter

  • 1st-6th Grade Art Teacher, Cicero Public School District 99
  • NAEA Student Chapter Presidential Team: National Art Education Association
  • PBIS Internal Coach: Warren Park School

AT-LARGE MEMBERS

Olivia Gude

  • School of Art + Design soon to be School of Art + Art History
  • University of Illinois at Chicago

 

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