2022 AWARDS

2022 Virtual Award Ceremony Video

The objectives of the MAEA Awards Program are: 

  1. To recognize excellence in the many outstanding individual members of MAEA; 

  2. To focus professional attention on quality art education and exemplary art educators;

  3. To increase public awareness of the importance of quality art education;

  4. To set standards for quality art education and how they can be achieved; and

  5. To provide tangible recognition of achievement, earn respect of colleagues, and enhance professional opportunities for MAEA members. 

State Award Winners
  • MD Elementary Art Educator: 

    • Natovian McLeod

  • MD Middle Level Art Educator:

    • Michelle Dress

  • MD Secondary Art Educator:

    •  Erin Lehrmann

  • MD Preservice Art Educator: 

    • Lauren Jackson

  • MD Emeritus Art Educator:  

    • Grace Hulse

  • MD High Education Educator: 

    • Margaret Walker

  • MD Linda Popp Leadership Award:

    • Patricia Lane-Forster

  • Outstanding Art Club Sponsor:

    • Nina Arlotta

  • Outstanding NAHS Sponsor:

    • Jessica Lord

  • Advocate for Inclusivity Through Art:

    • Jinyoung Koh

  • Agent of Change: 

    • Vernon Fains

  • Educator as Practicing Artist Award: 

    • Kate Norris

District Award Winners

  • Region 1 (Garrett, Allegany, Washington, Frederick, Montgomery)​​

    • Frederick County

      • Middle Level Career: Cheryl Banes

      • Secondary Career: Amelia Willett

      • Agent of Change: Stacey Rose-Orr

      • Outstanding NAHS Sponsor: Donna Lehman

      • Outstanding Art Club Sponsor: Kasi Burns

      • Educator as Practicing Artist: Kristine Goad

      • Advocate for Inclusivity Through Art: Kathy Tobery

    • Montgomery County​​

      • Elementary Novice: Katherine Garcia

      • Elementary Career: Natalie Ramirez

      • Middle Level Novice: Tyler Rosenberger

      • Middle Level Career: Jennifer Espinoza

      • Secondary Novice: Cesar Ochoa

      • Secondary Career: Camila Salvatierra-Sinn

      • Secondary Career: Mygenet Harris

      • Agent of Change: Paula Liz

      • Outstanding NAHS Sponsor: Brittany Luksic

      • Educator as Practicing Artist: Kathie Grove

      • Advocate for Inclusivity Through Art: Sara Lucas Driess

    • Washington County​

      • Elementary Novice: Lauren Doyle Vaccari

      • Elementary Career: Heather South

      • Middle Level Career: Michelle Hetzel

      • Secondary Career: Audrey Hammond

      • Educator as Practicing Artist: Bobby Croft

      • Advocate for Inclusivity Through Art: Alison Hoffman

  • Region 2  (Carroll, Howard, Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Harford, Cecil)​

    • Baltimore City

      • Agent of Change: Casey Hegarty

      • Outstanding NAHS Sponsor: Casey Hegarty and Jennifer Becker

      • Outstanding Art Club Sponsor: Casey Hegarty

      • Educator as Practicing Artist: McKinley Wallace

      • Advocate for Inclusivity Through Art: Kathleen Mazurek

    • Baltimore County

      • Elementary Novice: Julia Stone

      • Elementary Career: Lisa Black

      • Elementary Emeritus: Deb Rogers

      • Middle Level Novice: James (Skip) Chipps

      • Middle Level Career: Kat Delgavio

      • Secondary Novice: Erica Hamilton

      • Secondary Career: Kelly Schmal

      • Administrator: Adrienne Derrien

      • Agent of Change: Vernon Fains

      • Outstanding NAHS Sponsor: Jess Lord

      • Outstanding Art Club Sponsor: Nina Arlotta

      • Educator as Practicing Artist: Christine Strong

      • Advocate for Inclusivity Through Art: Tricia Lane

    • Howard County

      • Elementary Novice: Anna Lipinsky

      • Elementary Career: Mike Van Meter

      • Middle Level Novice: Christine Long

      • Middle Level Career: Erica Murray

      • Secondary Novice: Linda Murphy

      • Secondary Career: Mark Hanssen

      • Administrator: Jennifer Novak​​

  • Region 3 (Prince George’s, Charles, Calvert, St. Mary’s)

    • Charles County

      • Elementary Novice: Sophia Spoltore

      • Secondary Career: Dr. Theresa Alo

    • Prince George's County​

      • Elementary Novice: Yvette Burgos

      • Elementary Career: Reggie Pickett

      • Middle Level Novice: MiaVashe James

      • Middle Level Career: Reva Smith

      • Secondary Novice: Alicia Black

      • Secondary Career: Jessica Cone

      • Secondary Emeritus: Jacqueline D. Gaskins

      • Administrator: Rhonda Simley

      • Agent of Change: Marla Tolson

      • Outstanding NAHS Sponsor: Phaedra Byrd

      • Outstanding Art Club Sponsor: David Snipes

      • Educator as Practicing Artist: Lydia Peters

      • Advocate for Inclusivity Through Art: Susan Howard

    • St. Mary's County

      • Elementary Novice: Leah Hoeferkamp

      • Elementary Career: Therese Milcetich

  • Region 4 (Anne Arundel, Kent, Talbot, Queen Anne’s, Caroline, Dorchester, Somerset, Wicomico, Worcester)

    • Anne Arundel County​

      • Elementary Novice: Maggie Merow

      • Elementary Career: Sarah Dragan-Tribble

      • Middle Level Novice: Carrie Beall

      • Middle Level Career: Stefanie Wachter

      • Secondary Career: Kyler Kamp

      • Outstanding NAHS Sponsor: Sharon Littig

      • Outstanding NJAHS Sponsor: Barbara Frantzich

      • Educator as Practicing Artist: Adrienne Ramey

      • Advocate for Inclusivity Through Art: Gillian Conner

    • Wicomico County

      • Elementary Career: Shayn Smith

      • Middle Level Career: Dawn Littleton

      • Secondary Novice: Maria Sunick

      • Secondary Career: Kenneth Jones

      • Advocate for Inclusivity Through Art: Jennifer Pitoniak

    • Worcester County

      • ​Elementary Career: Stacey Phillips

Regional/National Award Winners

  • Maryland Art Educator:

    • Paula Liz

  • Eastern Region Secondary Art Educator:

    • Meghann Harris

  • Eastern Region Supervision and Administration:

    • Michael Bell

  • Eastern Region Higher Education Art Educator:

    • Diane Kuthy

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