Clyde McGeary Scholarship Applications Due June 20th


The Fellows of the Pennsylvania Art Education Association are a group of members who have contributed enduring distinguished service to Pennsylvania art education. Although no longer active on the Board of the organization, Fellows continue to seek ways to serve the profession.

The Pennsylvania Art Education Association Fellows Clyde M. McGeary Scholarships Program presents annual scholarships to art education students in Pennsylvania colleges and universities. Cash value of the scholarships is determined by the income produced by the endowment and the number of scholarships that are awarded in any given year. Historically, at least two scholarships have been presented at each PAEA Annual Conference. A grant is also available to scholarship recipients for the purpose of attending the Annual PAEA Conference. Grant money, not to exceed $150 for any grantee, may be used to offset registration and other travel expenses.

Members of PAEA Higher Education Division may nominate at least one (but no more than two) deserving art education students in their program for these scholarships. Qualifying students may also self-nominate by completing the nomination form and submitting it to a PAEA Higher Education Division member for endorsement and completion of the nomination process.

Nominations must include all requested information. It is expected that nominators and nominees are PAEA members. Due date is May 30, 2014.  Those who prefer to receive and submit this information electronically may communicate through e-mail.

Specific instructions on the nominating process can be found here: Clyde McGeary Scholarship application 2014.


Nominations for 2014 Awards are due June 20, 2014

The awards nomination deadline has been extended to June 20, 2014.

Please nominate an outstanding art educator in one of the following awards categories. We have so many creative art teachers in our state that are doing amazing things and they need to be recognized for their hard work and dedication to the field of art education.

Program Objectives:
To focus professional attention on quality art education and exemplary art educators.
To increase public awareness of the importance of quality art education.
To set standards for quality art education and show how they can be achieved.
To provide tangible recognition of achievement, earn respect of colleagues, and enhance professional opportunities for PAEA members.


  • Outstanding Elementary Art Educator
  • Outstanding Middle Level Art Educator
  • Outstanding Secondary Art Educator
  • Outstanding Non-Public School Art Educator
  • Outstanding Higher Education Art Educator
  • Outstanding Special Needs Art Educator
  • Outstanding Museum Art Educator
  • Outstanding Supervision/Administration Art Educator
  • Outstanding Retired Art Educator (3 years retired)
  • Outstanding Friend to Art Education
  • Outstanding New Professional Art Educator
  • Outstanding Early Career Art Educator
  • Clyde McGeary Scholarship Recipients

Nominations for this year’s outstanding art educator awards are due by June 20. Information for nominating can be found below:

RUBRICS for granting awards:

Rubric for Outstanding Elementary, Middle or Secondary Art Educator Awards

Rubric for Outstanding Higher Education Art Educator Award

Rubric for Outstanding Special Needs Art Educator Award

Rubric for Outstanding Museum Art Educator Award

Rubric for Outstanding Supervision/Administration Art Educator Award

Rubric for Outstanding Retired Art Educator

Rubric for Outstanding Friend to Art Education Award

Rubric for Outstanding Non-Public Art Educator


1.     By June 20th, email the following to Jessica Souchik at

a.     Completed NAEA nomination form and NAEA curriculum vita form:

2014_Awards_Nom_Form       2014_Awards_Std_Vita_Form

b.     Two letters of recommendation

c.     a 1-paragraph biography of the person being nominated

d.     a digital portrait image of the person being nominated

If you prefer, hard copies can be postmarked on or before  June 20th. Mail to:
Jess Souchik
109 Wilson Street
Franklin, PA 16323
If you have questions contact Jess Souchik:
phone: (814)598-7116



PAEA Sponsors SLO Workshop at UArts

WilkinOn April 5th, 2014 PAEA sponsored and facilitated a workshop for teachers and administrators held at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia aimed at furthering knowledge and discussion regarding student learning, teacher evaluation, and student learning objectives (SLOs). O. David Deitz (PDE) was keynote speaker and PAEA President-Elect Diane Wilkin provided valuable teacher perspective to the process of creating SLO’s.  Both presenters spoke to a packed audience of 55 art, music and family & consumer science teachers, administrators and librarians. This event was free to PAEA members, and all were eligible to receive Act 48 hours.

You can find O. David Deitz’s powerpoint below, as well as the updated SLO template and other useful documents:

PAEA Presentation 4.5.14

SLO Template 10.1-FEB 2014

Curriculum Framework for Visual Art by Grade

Help Desk 10.1 Update 2.28.14



Presented by The Pennsylvania Art Education Association and

The University of the Arts Professional Institute for Educators

Caplan Recital Hall

9:00 – 9:20 AM

Registration, coffee, meet & greet

9:20 – 9:40 AM

Welcome and introductions

Karyn Tufarolo, University of the Arts, PIE

David Miller & Ian Williams, PAEA Region 11 Representatives

9:40 – 10:00 AM

Stories of teacher experience with student learning objectives (SLO’s)

Diane Wilkin, Bristol Township School District

10:00 – 11:00 AM

The facts about Teacher Evaluation, SLOs, and resources for educators

David Deitz, Consultant to the Pennsylvania Department of Education

11:00 – 11:15 AM


11:15 – 11:45 AM

Question and Answer with David Deitz

11:45 AM – 12:00 PM

Experience SLO writing / Professional discussions in small groups

Facilitated by Diane Wilkin and David Deitz

12:00 – 12:30 PM

Lunch and conversation (collection of Act 48 forms)