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About SEADAE

State Education Agency Directors of Arts Education (SEADAE) consists of those persons at state education agencies whose responsibility is education in the arts (Dance, Media Arts, Music, Theatre and Visual Arts).

SEADAE does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, age or disability in admission or access to or employment in its programs and activities.

Our Mission

To support the professional effectiveness of individual members and provide a collective voice for leadership on issues affecting arts education.

Our Purpose

To achieve quality, comprehensive, sequential, standards-based education in the arts for all students PreK-20.

Executive Committee


President:
Joyce Huser, Kansas

Treasurer:
Lana Hallmark, Arkansas

Vice President:
Tom Tobias, Missouri

Members at Large:
Robert Duncan, Kentucky
Cathy Jensen, Utah

President Elect:
Dale Schmid, New Jersey

Past President:
Julie Palkowski, Wisconsin

Secretary:
Debbie DeFrain, Nebraska

Regional Representatives


SEADAE Regional Representatives Map

Below is a description of the SEADAE regions.

New England - Conneticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont

Mid-Atlantic - Delaware, D.C., Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia

South - Alabama, Florida, Georgiea, Kentucky, Louisianna, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee

Midwest - Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin

Mid-America - Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraksa, Oklahoma, Texas

West - Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming

Our Partners


Arts Education Partnership
www.aep-arts.org

National Association for Music Educators
www.nafme.org

Americans for the Arts
www.americansforthearts.org

National Art Education Association
www.arteducators.org

American Alliance for Theatre & Education
www.aate.com

National Dance Educators Organization
www.ndeo.org

The College Board
www.collegeboard.org

Public Consulting Group
www.publicconsultinggroup.com

Educational Theatre Association
www.schooltheatre.org

Young Audiences Arts for Learning
www.youngaudiences.org

Michigan Arts Education Instruction & Assessment
maeia-artsednetwork.org

National Coalition for Core Arts Standards
www.nationalartsstandards.org