Region 10


Kate Rifkin

Region 10 Representative
Kate Rifkin


Welcome 2014!

I would like to thank those of you who voted for me to be your new Region 10 Representative of TAEA! For those who don't know me, my name is Kate Rifkin, and I am employed with Richardson ISD and teach at Richardson High School. The courses that I teach are Art 1, Drawing, the Visual Arts Magnet, and AP Studio Art: 2D Design.

We are transitioning from Area Representatives to Regional Representatives within TAEA. Region 10 of TAEA is being aligned with Region 10 of the Texas Education Association (TEA). Because of our region's vast membership area, I feel it is very important to have strong communication among art educators. My hope is to reach out to all of you through email, this website, and our new Region 10 Facebook page.

Considering all the independent school districts, private schools, and charter schools in our region, as well as the universities in our area, communication is key. I would like to form a committee to connect Region 10 North and South with representatives from elementary, secondary, museum educators, and higher education faculty. If you would be interested in serving on this committee, please do not hesitate to contact me because I feel open communication is vital in strengthening our organization.

Increasing membership within our region is very important for our continued success as a state association. Rewarding teachers for bringing administrators, non-member art teachers, studio artists, etc. to regional events is a great way to increase participation.

We will be hosting a regional mini-conference in late July, and I am seeking presenters to share best teaching practices, new lessons and hands-on workshops with their peers. This is an excellent way for new teachers to mingle with peers and veteran educators, and will also give them an overview of how state and national conferences are implemented.

VASE (Visual Art Scholastic Event) is just around the corner. Any TAEA member can receive monetary funds if they help at a VASE or Junior VASE Event by serving on a regional committee, or as a juror. One of our goals this year is to increase participation in Junior VASE. Please help make this an outstanding year for our Junior High students!

"Big Art Day" will be held on March 5, 2015 across Texas! This is a new initiative by TAEA to promote the importance of art education. You do not have to be a member of TAEA to participate in this exciting advocacy effort — it is for schools, museums, community centers; wherever there is art happening. An event for "Big Art Day" doesn't have to be a huge activity but something that lets your school and community know why Art is important. Please consider participating by going to taea.org or bigartday.org to register your event.

I am excited about this great opportunity, and I hope that I have the pleasure of meeting you at a mini-conference, fall state conference, or VASE competition!

Artfully yours,
Kate Rifkin
Texas Art Education Association (TAEA) Region 10 Representative

Richardson High School Visual Arts Magnet

District List


ALLEN ISD
ANNA ISD
AVALON ISD
BELLS ISD
BLAND ISD
BLUE RIDGE ISD
BOLES ISD
BONHAM ISD
CADDO MILLS ISD
CAMPBELL ISD
CANTON ISD
CARROLLTON-FARMERS BRANCH ISD
CEDAR HILL ISD
CELESTE ISD
CELINA ISD
CHARTER - JRVASE - 10N
CHARTER - JRVASE - 10S
CHARTER - TEAM - 10
CHARTER - VASE - 10E
CHARTER - VASE - 10N
CHARTER - VASE - 10S
COLLINSVILLE ISD
COMMERCE ISD
COMMUNITY ISD
COPPELL ISD
CRANDALL ISD
DALLAS ISD
DENISON ISD
DESOTO ISD
DODD CITY ISD
DUNCANVILLE ISD
ECTOR ISD
ENNIS ISD
FARMERSVILLE ISD
FERRIS ISD
FORNEY ISD
FRISCO ISD
GARLAND ISD
GRAND PRAIRIE ISD
GREENVILLE ISD
GUNTER ISD
HIGHLAND PARK ISD (Dallas)
HOME SCHOOL - JRVASE - 10N
HOME SCHOOL - JRVASE - 10S
HOME SCHOOL - TEAM - 10
HOME SCHOOL - VASE - 10E
HOME SCHOOL - VASE - 10N
HOME SCHOOL - VASE - 10S
HONEY GROVE ISD
HOWE ISD
IRVING ISD
ITALY ISD
KAUFMAN ISD
KEMP ISD
LANCASTER ISD
LEONARD ISD
LONE OAK ISD
LOVEJOY ISD
MABANK ISD
MAYPEARL ISD
MCKINNEY ISD
MELISSA ISD
MESQUITE ISD
MIDLOTHIAN ISD
MILFORD ISD
PALMER ISD
PLANO ISD
POTTSBORO ISD
PRINCETON ISD
PRIVATE SCHOOL - JRVASE - 10N
PRIVATE SCHOOL - JRVASE - 10S
PRIVATE SCHOOL - TEAM - 10
PRIVATE SCHOOL - VASE - 10E
PRIVATE SCHOOL - VASE - 10N
PRIVATE SCHOOL - VASE - 10S
PROSPER ISD
QUINLAN ISD
RED OAK ISD
RICHARDSON ISD
ROCKWALL ISD
ROYSE CITY ISD
S AND S CONS ISD
SAM RAYBURN ISD
SAVOY ISD
SCURRY-ROSSER ISD
SHERMAN ISD
SUNNYVALE ISD
TERRELL ISD
TIOGA ISD
TOM BEAN ISD
TRENTON ISD
VAN ALSTYNE ISD
WAXAHACHIE ISD
WHITESBORO ISD
WHITEWRIGHT ISD
WILLS POINT ISD
WILMER-HUTCHINS ISD
WOLFE CITY ISD
WYLIE ISD (10)
WYLIE ISD (DALLAS)