2016 NATA Executive Officer Elections
NATA officer elections occur in the spring of even-numbered years. Three board positions are voted on by membership: president-elect, secretary, and treasurer. These leadership roles are highly valued by our organization as a way to serve our profession. NATA has a strong history of leaders who are collaborative, creative, dedicated, professional, and care deeply about members and the advancement of art education in Nebraska and globally.
Voting will be processed online during the 2016 election via a secure ballot voting system. All NATA members will receive an email weekly with a voting link during the month before elections close February 15th. Once you place your vote, you will not receive any further email reminders. All members will be notified of the election results after the close of the election.
Bob Reeker, NATA Past Co-President, is running for NAEA Western Region Vice President!
View the candidates! Check your email for your ballot link and vote for Western Region VP by January 13th!
Lisa Kastello, January NAEA Monthly Mentor!
Lisa Kastello, UN-K Assistant Professor of Art Education & NATA Secretary 2014-2016, is guest writer for the NAEA Monthly Mentor. Check out Lisa's Monthly Mentor blog posts on the NAEA website. Lisa is sharing her expertise about online Art Education across the entire NAEA membership.
at Westside Elementary School in Omaha for teaching 70 kids a week at Litchfield Public Schools. She said she now is able to develop better relationships with the children. Read more...
Are You Planning Your Art Professional Development?
We hope you are planning to attend one of the best professional developments offered to art teachers nationally or statewide. Please use these support materials to attend 2016 NAEA National Convention or NE Fall Conference. If you will be presenting in Chicago please notify Lynette Fast of your presentation name, date, and time. A brochure of Nebraska presenters will be published for you to print and pass out at convention.
2016 NATA Fall Conference Planning Meeting, Jan 23rd
What Role Might You Play?
Deb Goodenberger, 2016 McCook Fall Conference Chair, is seeking NATA members to help plan and facilitate the conference. The next committee meeting is scheduled for Saturday, Jan 23rd at 1:00pm @ MCC Whrightstone art building in McCook. If you would like to join the committee before the meeting for lunch they'll be at Sehnerts at noon. There are many roles one may choose from and volunteering in your teacher's association is another way of achieving professional growth. Please contact Deb right away if you are interested in volunteering.
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Nebraska Arts Council, Humanities Nebraska to Host Informational Sessions
(Omaha, Nebraska) – The Nebraska Arts Council and Humanities Nebraska will lead three informational sessions in February. Designed to provide an overview of each organization’s mission and programming, these sessions also include an introduction to grant opportunities and deadlines. The sessions are free of charge and open to the public. Meeting dates, times and locations are as follows:
Tuesday, February 2, 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.
Nebraska Arts Council Office
1004 Farnam Street, Lower Level, Omaha, NE 68102
Wednesday, February 3, 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.
Webinar – RSVP required (see below)
Thursday, February 4, 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
International Quilt Study Center & Museum
1523 N 33rd Street, Lincoln, NE 68503
Registration for Omaha and Lincoln sessions is strongly recommended but not required. Registration for the webinar is required. Please RSVP 24 hours in advance via Survey Monkey or email email@example.com.
For more information, contact the Nebraska Arts Council at (402) 595-2122 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nebraska Art Teachers Association
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