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Sunday, November 8 • 9:00am - 9:30am
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Meet the MAEA Board of Directors and hear about all of the exciting things they have been up to!  The goals for the coming year will be presented in an informal manner with opportunities for discussion. We want to hear what you think and encourage everyone to get involved in our exciting new initiatives! 

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Alyssa Champagne

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston andMedway High School
Alyssa Champagne holds a Massachusetts certification in visual arts for grades PreK-12, and has been teaching students at the Museum of Fine Arts since 2010. Alyssa is also in her sixth year of teaching high school AP Art History, painting, ceramics, and studio art to students at Medway High School in Medway, MA.
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Billy Claire

Art Teacher, Fay School
Billy Claire has been an Art Teacher at Fay School since 1981. He teaches grades four through nine. His artistic interests include painting, drawing, digital media, webdesign, and ceramics. He enjoys sharing his love of art and art-making with his students.Billy is a board member of the Massachusetts Art Education Association where he is the Independent School Representative for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as well as their webmaster... Read More →
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Peter Curran

Art Educator, Wayland Middle School
With twelve years of classroom teaching experience, Mr. Curran has taught all levels, in both specialized and public school settings. He has developed curricula and designed lessons that incorporate the thinking outlined in this proposal. Degrees awarded: B.F.A. in Art Education, Syracuse University; M.S. in Art Education, Massachusetts College of Art and DesignStatewide involvement: MAEA board member (Special Needs Representative), multiple... Read More →
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Jessica Daviso

Art Teacher, Andover High School
Originally from upstate New York, Jessica Daviso received her B.F.A. in Painting from SUNY Buffalo and her M.S. in Art Education from Syracuse University. She also attended Harvard University, where she received her M.T.S. in Theological Studies. Jessica began teaching art over a decade ago, but is new to the Andover community, where she teaches Portfolio, Advanced Drawing & Painting, Mixed Media, and Ceramics at the high school. Jessica recently... Read More →

Sue Gallagher

Gardner High School
Art educator for over 25 years, | I have taught preschool up to College level Art classes. | I have sponsored a National Art Honor Society Chapter since 2006. | In the past I have presented at both State and National conferences and have been on the board of MAEA since 2009 as the Secondary Representative. | I have been Chair/co-chair of Youth Art Month/ Teen Night | Celebrations since 2005. | Secondary Art Educator of the Year in 2008.
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Mary Geisser

Bunker Hill Community college
Mary Geisser is an Assistant professor of Early Childhood Education at Bunker Hill Community College and an adjunct professor at Lesley University, Endicott College, and The Boston Conservatory's Music Education program. She has taught as a full time Early Childhood classroom teacher, as well as worked with after-school art and theatre programs for young children and families in Rhode Island. She received her M.Ed in Creative Arts and Learning... Read More →
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Melissa Hayes

Art Educator, Acton Boxboro Regional Schools
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Eva Kearney

Creative Arts Lead Teacher, Winthrop High School
MAEA Awards Coordinator
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June Krinsky-Rudder

Art Educator, Revere High School
June, a past president of MAEA, is currently serving as the Eastern Region VP of the National Art Education Association. She teaches at Revere High School, in Revere, where she incorporates recycled materials and design processes in much of the work she does with students.

Stacy Lord

Worcester East Middle School
Stacy Lord leads the way in blending science and art. 2015 Participant in NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy program blending lessons through science and art. 2014 Fellowship in the Art of Science Learning’s Worcester Incubator for Innovation. AoSL is a National Science Foundation-funded initiative that uses the arts to spark creativity in science education and the development of an innovative 21st Century STEM... Read More →
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Laura Marotta

K-5 Art Educator, Danvers Public Schools
I studied at the Tufts University and School of the Museum of Fine Arts. After graduating with my Masters in Arts of Teaching, I have worked full time as an elementary art teacher in the Danvers public schools for three years, serving students in grades K-5. In January of 2015, I was appointed as Elementary Division Representative for the MAEA. For two years in a row, I have been awarded two $5,000 grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council... Read More →

carolann tebbetts

milford public schools
Carolann Tebbetts, a veteran public school art teacher, has been immersed in studio practice, specifically fiber arts, since her discovery of felt in the 1990's. She recently completed her MFA with a concentration in sculptural felt. Integrating personal studio experiences into the classroom makes the experience more genuine for both students and teachers. The process of researching an MFA thesis has also served to elevate the level of... Read More →

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Helen Downey

Treasurer/YAM Chair, MAEA
I participated in Youth Art Month for many years, always volunteering to hang the work, help during the family celebration or take down the show.In 2011 I became more active on the YAM committee and in 2013 became co-chair. In 2014 I lead the transition of the YAM exhibit from a regional show in Worcester to a statewide show held in Boston. I then helped initiate the return of the YAM show in Worcester in 2015 with the goal of regional exhibits... Read More →
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Alice Gentili

Visual Art Educator, Mendon Upton Regional Schools
Alice Gentili – Visual Art Educator and Department Chair, Mendon-Upton Schools BFA (Painting) Mass College of Art, Post Bacc (Elem Ed), MEd (Art) Framingham State, Instructional Tech Certificate, Google Certified Educator, Lifelong MakerUsing iPads in the art classroom for design for 3D printing, digital art, media art, and Google Classroom. Authored the Every Day Drawing Challenge to create 365 paintings on the iPad. Developing middle level... Read More →

Coni Moore

Winthrop Public Schools
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Kristi Oliver

Assistant Professor of Art Education, Umass Dartmouth
Kristi received a BFA from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth in Art Education and Painting/2-Dimensional Studies, then went on to obtain a MFA from Boston University in Art Education, and completed a CAGS in Creative Arts and Education from Fitchburg State University.  Kristi is currently a doctoral candidate at Lesley University. Currently teaching at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth as assistant professor of art education... Read More →

Sunday November 8, 2015 9:00am - 9:30am
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