At the 2013 Florida Art Education Association (FAEA) conference this past October, five local art educators were peer-selected to become the newest FAEA board members. One of these individuals is our very own distinguished FSU Department of Art Education Alumna, Nicole Crane.
Nicole Crane is a National Board Certified teacher in Art with over 12 years teaching experience in the K-12 public school system. She has been with Palm Beach County for seven years and is also a college adjunct instructor in the area. Nicole received her B.S. in Photography and then went on to earn her Masters and Ph.D. in Art Education from Florida State University. In addition to this recent achievement of being selected as President-elect, she is also a member of the Palm Beach County Art Teachers Association (PBCATA) as well as their acting Treasurer. Also, previous to her FAEA President Elect position, Nicole was the Districts Assembly East Region representative for FAEA. On top of all these accomplishments, Nicole was selected as the 2011 Florida Art Elementary Teacher of the Year by FAEA.
The Florida Art Education Association (FAEA) is a membership association dedicated to providing visual art educators in Florida with the knowledge, skills and support that will ensure the highest quality instruction possible to all students in Florida. Serving visual art teachers, professors, administrators, museum educators and students, the Florida Art Education Association encourages research in art education as well as holds public discussions, sponsors institutes and conferences, publishes articles, reports and surveys, honors outstanding art educators and supporters, and works with other related agencies in support of visual arts education. FAEA is also the only organization for visual art educators in Florida, which actively participates in government relations on behalf of visual arts education. When arts education is discussed in the legislature in Tallahassee, FAEA is working to support programs.
Dr. Nicole Crane had the following to say regarding her recent position of FAEA President-Elect and the selection of fellow Palm Beach County educators, “We are honored to serve on the Florida Arts Education Association Board of Directors. The number of local art teachers on the Board demonstrates the strength and quality of arts education in Palm Beach County. As board members, we plan to continue the momentum of arts advocacy and increase the quality of arts education in our county and throughout Florida.”
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