Vermont Art Educators
Jonathan Silverman, EdD
2018 Vermont Art Educator
Congratulations to Jonathan Silverman, EdD. He is our VATA Teacher of the Year! Jonathan is the department chair and associate professor of education at Saint Michael's College, Colchester, VT. He strives to help students become “more imaginative, resourceful and critically reflective practitioners.”
2017 Vermont Art Educator
Judy Klima is not only changing the landscape of art education at the Integrated Arts Academy, she is changing the way schools look at the arts as a mode of learning throughout the state and region She will receive an award from NAEA at the March 2-4 Convention in NYC. Join us at the awards ceremony if you are at the convention . Think about who you should nominate for 2018
Lindsey DiDio Hartel
2016 Vermont Art Educator
Lindsay who teaches at the Missisquoi Valley Middle and High School received her award at the NAEA Convention in Chicago last March. VATA was represented by our president Becky Wright.
2015 Vermont Art Educator
A Leader in TAB and Choice Based Art Education who inspires us all
2014 Vermont Art Educator
Museum Educator- Fleming Museum
2013 Vermont Art Educator
Alice has been making “ART Matter” for Vermont students through her commitment to creativity, community and the environment for many years! Alice likes to keep inspired through travel, going to museums and spending time outdoors. She takes her inspiration and creates magical experiences for her students in the art room! Alice currently teaches grades K-8 at the Charlotte Central School in Charlotte Vermont. She has previously been on the VATA board in numerous capacities including an inspirational co-chair.
2012 Vermont Art Educator
Underhill Central School Art Teacher
VATA selected Anne Joppe -Mercure as our 2012 Vermont Art Educator. She was recognized for making art central to the academic mission in each of her schools and making sure her students see art as an essential way to communicate their thoughts and ideas. She will receive a $300 grant from VATA to use to support classroom activities, professional development or her own work as an accomplished Book Artsist. Anne will be recognized at the National Art Education Association Convention in New York City this March as one of the outstanding Art Educators in the country.
2011 Vermont Art Educator
VATA selected Meg Miller as The Vermont Art Educator for 2011. She was recognized for her outstanding art curriculum and exemplary student work as well as for her statewide leadership in advocating for Art education. Meg retired as a middle level art educator at Essex Middle School in June 2011 and previously was a VATA board member and YAM chair. Meg was recognized at the NAEA Convention in Seattle in March 2011 as one of the outstanding Art Educators in the country.
2011 Vermont Secondary Art Educator
Dee Christie was the Vermont Secondary Art Educator for 2011 she was also nominated for the NAEA Eastern Region Secondary Art Educator. She will receive recognition at the NAEA Conference in Seattle.