Retired Educators Division

Kathy Hendrick

Retired Art Educators Division
Kathy Hendrick

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What I Love About TAEA: TAEA fosters a strong sense of family among its members, and because of that I have formed lifelong friendships with other art teachers from all over the state. Teaching in a small, rural district I was the only art teacher on my campus, and after I attended my first TAEA conference I knew I had found "my people". TAEA provided a link to other art teachers, information on innovations and ideas, and programs to help me create a quality art program for my students. As a retired art educator, I also love that TAEA has programs that keep me involved in art education and enable me to give back to an organization that has given so much to me.

Welcome to the TAEA Retired Educators Division Page. Due to the loss of Robert Parker soon after the Galveston conference, I was appointed to take his place as your Division Chair. As your Division Chair I am excited to represent you and look forward to serving you during my term.

Although the Retired Division's Symposium that was to have been held this past June was cancelled due to the pandemic, we hope to continue the Symposium in June of 2021. The 2021 symposium will continue to be dedicated the the growth of the artistic person within us, and we will continue to make efforts to serve that need as well as others that you, as members, would like us to address. Information on the date and location and presentations will published later in the year.

If you are recently retired or retiring soon, please contact me and I will let you know how to get your status changed.

Also, registration for the 2020 Virtual Fall Conference is free for retired educators, so be sure to join us for our Division Meeting.

As your Division Chair I will be happy to answer any questions you have regarding TAEA programs and activities or our Division. Please send your questions to me and I will answer them or redirect you to someone who can help.


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