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
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 University)
Leslie Kunkel and Cynthia Blackwell
Region 1 Co-Representatives
Region 2 Representative
Region 3 Representative
Christina Hannawalt and Janet Riggio
Region 4 Co-Representatives
Region 5 Representative
Region 6 Representative
Region 7 Representative
Region 8 Representative
Region 9 Representative
Vacant – pending
Region 10 Representative
Region 11 Representative
Lisbeth Bucci & Claudia Eckel
Region 12 Co-Representatives
Standing/Special Committees and Representatives
Kristin Baxter, Ed. D.
Wanda B. Knight, Ph.D.
Multi-ethnic Concerns – Issues Group Chair
Professional Concerns Chair
Conference Committee, Vendors and Exhibitor Coordinator
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
Robb Bomboy , Kris Fontes
Website Committee Chairs (conference and main pages)
An historical listing of PAEA presidents can be found here.