The Pennsylvania Art Education Association is a state association, part of the National Art Education Association. The Pennsylvania Art Education Association actively supports and promotes visual art education through professional development, leadership, and service.
The PAEA Leadership Council and Board of Directors provide leadership for the organization, which serves approximately 900 members.
Team East Delegate 2012 & 2013 & 2014
NAEA Delegate 2014, 2015
Mary Elizabeth Meier, Ph.D.
Past – President 2014-2016
NAEA Delegate 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Team East Delegate 2015
NAEA Delegate 2012, 2013, 2014
Elementary Division Director
Leslie Ann Kunkel
Middle Level Division Director
Region 1 Co-Representative
Secondary Division Director
Administration and Supervision
Heather Fountain, Ph.D.
Higher Education Division Director
Retired Division Director
Newsletter Content Coordinator
Student Representative (Mercyhurst)
Leslie Kunkel and Cynthia Blackwell
Region 1 Co-Representatives
Region 2 Representative
Region 3 Representative
Christina Hanawalt and Janet Riggio
Region 4 Co-Representatives
Region 5 Representative
Region 6 Representative
Melissa Gallagher and Wendy Pires
Region 7 Co-Representatives
Region 8 Representative
Region 9 Representative
Kristin Baxter, Ed.D.
Region 10 Representative
Region 11 Co-Representatives
Lisbeth Bucci & Claudia Eckel
Region 12 Co-Representatives
Standing/Special Committees and Representatives
Wanda B. Knight, Ph.D.
Multi-ethnic Concerns – Issues Group Chair
Professional Concerns Chair
Advocacy & Public Relations Committee Chair
Conference Committee, Vendors and Exhibitor Coordinator
Ashley Gogoj and Suzanne Collins
Youth Art Month Special Committee
Design Education Special Committee Chair – Issues Group Chair
Leslie Gates, Ph.D.
Special Needs In Art Education (SNAE) Issues Group Chair
Clyde M. McGeary Scholarship Chair
Non-Public Concerns Issues Group Chair
Awards Committee Chair
Website Committee Chair
An historical listing of PAEA presidents can be found here.