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National Coalition for Core Arts Standards Writing Teams

Project Director: Phillip E. Shepherd, Manager, Academic Core Branch, Kentucky Department of Education

Dance Chair: Dr. Rima Faber, President, Capitol Region Educators of Dance Organization and Founding President, National Dance Education Organization

Dr. Barbara Bashaw, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey

Karen Kohn Bradley, University of Maryland-College Park and the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies, Washington, D.C.
Dr. Loren E. Bucek, Easthaven Elementary School, Columbus, Ohio
Joan Finkelstein, New York City Department of Education
Shana Habel, Los Angeles Unified School District
Mary Harding, Perpich Center for Arts Education, Golden Valley, Minnesota

Susan McGreevy, Executive Director, National Dance Education Organization 

Dale Schmid, New Jersey State Department of Education
Marty Sprague, Juanita Sanchez High School, Providence, Rhode Island
Pamela A. VanGilder, Madonna Learning Center, Germantown, Tennessee

Dr. Lynnette Young Overby, University of Delaware, Newark

Media Arts 
Chair: Dain Olsen, Los Angeles Unified School District, California

Jay Davis, Community Health Advocates School, Los Angeles, California
R. Scot Hockman, South Carolina Department of Education, Columbia
Jeremy Holien, Perpich Center for Arts Education, Golden Valley, Minnesota

Anne Kornfeld, Newcomers High School, Long Island City, New York

Colleen Macklin, Parsons New School for Design, Brooklyn, New York

Bradley Moss, Maple Mountain High School, Springville, Utah
Betsy Newman, SC Educational Television, Columbia, South Carolina
Michele Nelson, Los Angeles Unified School District
Frank Philip, Arts Assessment Consultant, Annapolis, Maryland
Martin Rayala, Ph.D, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, Kutztown
James Reinhard, North Allegheny Schools, Wexford, Pennsylvania

Nelle Stokes, Magic Box Productions, Pleasantville, New York
Evan Tobias, Arizona State University, Tempe

Music Co-Chairs: Scott C. Shuler, Arts Education Specialist, Connecticut State Department of Education and Past President, National Association for Music Education

Richard Wells, Simsbury Public Schools (retired) and 
Music Chair for the Connecticut Common Arts Assessment Project


Dr. Richard Baker, Southern University and A & M College, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Bob Cooper, South Kitsap School District, Port Orchard, Washington

Thomas Dean, Mount Pleasant High School, Newark, Delaware

Armalyn De La O, California State University, San Bernardino, Superintendent of Schools Office, San Bernardino, California

Terry Eder, Plano (Texas) Senior High School
Barbara J. Good, Clark County School District, Las Vegas, Nevada

Michael Jothen, Towson University, Phoenix, Maryland

Carolynn A. Lindeman, San Francisco (California) State University
Johanna J. Siebert, Webster Schroeder High School, Webster, New York
Robyn Swanson, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green

Music General Music Grades Pre K-2 Sub Committee
Johanna Siebert, Chair
Tim Adams, Center Elementary School, Ellington Public Schools, CT
Julie Beauregard, Oregon State University
Al Heary, Webster Central School District, NY
Denise Ondishko, Riverview Charter School, Beaufort, SC
Jennifer Wetzel-Thomas, Mokena School District #159, Downers Grove IL
Researcher: Wendy Valerio, University of South Carolina

Music General Music Grades 3-5 Sub Committee
Barbara Good, Chair
Nyssa Brown, Perpich Center for Arts Education, MN
Kay Lehto, Gilbert Elementary School, Clark County School District, NV
Sandra Nicolucci, Boston University Music Education Department, MA
Lynn Rechel, Arlington Public Schools, VA
Leah Riggs, Silverdale Elementary School, Central Kitsap School District, WA
Rebecca Squire, Saugatuck Elementary School, Westport School District, CT
Christine Hayes, Chair - Council for General Music Education, Whitewater, WI
Researcher: Denise Odegaard, Fargo, ND

Music General Music Grades 6-8 Sub Committee
Richard Baker, Robyn Swanson, Co-Chairs
Jacalyn Beam, Christina School District, DE
Michelle Divine, Whitman Junior High, Warwick, RI
Debra Hopkins, Lincoln Elementary, Silverton, OR
Stephen Nystrup, Glastonbury Public Schools, CT
Kim Yannon-Stock, Dodd Middle School, Cheshire, CT
Researcher: Ann Clements, Pennsylvania State University

Music Performing Ensembles Sub Committee
Armalyn De La O, Tom Dean, Michael Jothen, Co-Chairs
Renata Bratt, Professional Musician, San Francisco, CA
Sandra Brown, Plymouth Middle School, Plymouth, MN
Terry Eberhardt, Howard County Public Schools, Ellicott City, MD
Windy Fullagar, Alexander Graham Middle School, Charlotte, NC
Alan Gumm, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant
Susie Jones, Mt. Hood Community College, OR
Mary Wagner, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA
Researcher: Al Holcomb, Westminster Choir College, Princeton, NJ
Researcher: Glenn Nierman, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Researcher: Bret Smith, Central Washington University
Researcher: Katie Strand, Indiana University
Researcher: Martin Norgaard, Georgia State University, Atlanta

Music Harmonizing Instruments Sub Committee
Bob Cooper, Carolynn Lindeman, Co-Chairs
Carol Broos, Gumee, IL
Anne Fennel, Vista Academy, CA
Julie Gragg, Kingman Middle School, AZ
Philip Martin, Campbell HS, Litchfield, NH
Scott Seifried, Fairfax County Public Schools, VA
Brad Van Patten, Irvine Unified School District, CA
Karen Childress-Evans, San Diego Unified School District, CA
Ed Duling, Bowling Green, OH
Researcher: William Bauer, University of Florida

Music Composition/Theory Sub Committee
Terry Eder, Tom Dean Co-Chairs
Judd Danby, Jefferson HS, Lafayette, IN
Robert Deemer, SUNY Fredonia, NY
Michael Levi, College of St. Rose, Albany, NY
Frank Doyle, Northport HS, Long Island, NY
Stephen Nystrup, middle school, Glastonbury, CT
Researcher: Patricia Riley, University of Vermont, VT

Music Model Cornerstone Assessments
Bill Bauer, School of Music of the University of Florida
Frederick Burrack, Kansas State University
Ann Clements, The Pennsylvania State University School of Music
Al Holcomb, Westminster Choir College of Rider University, New Jersey
Glenn Nierman, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Denese Odegaard, Fargo (North Dakota) Public Schools
Kelly Parkes, Virginia Tech
Phillip Payne, Kansas State University
Patricia Riley, University of Vermont
Bret Smith, Central Washington University
Katherine Dagmar Strand, Indiana University
Wendy Valerio, University of South Carolina Children’s Music Development Center

Theatre 
Co-Chairs: Dr. Mary J. Schuttler, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley
Betsy Quinn, Evanston (Illinois) School District 65

Rachel Evans, Kean University, Union, New Jersey
Julia Ashworth, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah

Victoria Brown, Lucy School, Middletown, Maryland

Wendy Duke, Akron (Ohio) School District
Linda Krakaur, University of Maryland at College Park
Jennifer Little, Franklin High School, North Bergen, New Jersey

Jack Mitchell, California State Department of Education, Sacramento 

Sarah Pleydell, University of Maryland, College Park 

Joshua Streeter, Towanda (Pennsylvania) Area School District 

Leslie Van Leishout, North Thurston Public Schools, Lacey, Washington

Gustave J. Weltsek, Indiana University/Ivy Tech Community College, Bloomington
Elisabeth Westphal, Nichols Middle School, Evanston, Illinois

Scott Wilson, Centennial High School, Columbus (Ohio) City Schools
Susan Yelverton, Satchel Ford Elementary, Columbia, South Carolina

Visual Arts 
Chair: Dennis Inhulsen, President, National Art Education Association
 and Principal, Patterson Elementary School, Holly, Michigan
Kristine Alexander, The California Arts Project, California State University, San Bernardino, California
September Buys, Greenville Middle School, Greenville, Michigan
Susan J. Gabbard, Oklahoma City Public Schools, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Dr. Olivia Gude, University of Illinois at Chicago, School of Art and Design, Chicago, Illinois
Debra Hannu, Duluth Public Schools, Duluth, Minnesota
Joyce Huser,  Kansas State Department of Education, Topeka, Kansas
Elizabeth (Betsy) Logan, Auburn Junior High School, Auburn, Alabama

Vanessa López, Roland Park Elementary Middle School, Baltimore, Maryland
Cheryl Maney, Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools, Concord, North Carolina

W. Scott Russell, Loudoun County Public Schools, Leesburg, Virginia

Dr. Marilyn Stewart, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, Department of Art Education and Crafts, Kutztown, Pennsylvania
Kathi R.Levin, NCCAS Project Consultant, National Art Education Association, Reston, Virginia


Visual Arts Model Cornerstone Assessments
Chair, Dr. F. Robert Sabol, NAEA Past President and Professor of Visual and Performing Arts, Purdue University, Crawfordsville, Indiana
Dr. Olivia Gude, Professor, School of Art and Art History, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
Debra Hannu, Visual/Media Arts Educator, Duluth Public Schools, Duluth, Minnesota
Joyce Huser, Fine Arts Education Consultant, Kansas Department of Education, Topeka, Kansas
Kirby Meng, Art Educator, Union Grove High School, McDonough, Georgia
Laura Milas, Art Department Chairperson, Hinsdale Central High School, Hinsdale, Illinois
W. Scott Russell, Elementary Art Educator, Loudoun County Public Schools, Leesburg, Virginia
Dr. Marilyn Stewart, Professor of Art Education, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, Kutztown, Pennsylvania
Diana Woodruff, Director of Visual Arts K-12, Acton Public and Acton-Boxborough Regional Schools, Acton, Massachusetts

National Coalition for Core Arts Standards (NCCAS) Leadership 2014-2015

Michael Blakeslee, Senior Deputy Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer, 
National Association for Music Education

Dr. Jane Bonbright, Founding Executive Director Emeritus, National Dance Education Organization

Richard W. Burrows, NCCAS Media Arts Committee Co-Chair, Newark (New Jersey) Public Schools, Special Assistant/Arts
Amy Charleroy, Director of Arts, Office of Academic Initiatives, The College Board 

David A. Dik, National Executive Director, Young Audiences Arts for Learning

Kristen Engebretsen, Arts Education Program Manager, Americans for the Arts
Marcie Granahan, Executive Director, American Alliance for Theatre and Education
Debora Hansen, State Education Agency Directors of Arts Education, Delaware Department of Education

Dennis Inhulsen, President, National Art Education Association

Dr. Amy Jensen, Advocacy Director, American Alliance for Theatre and Education

Kathi R. Levin, NCCAS Project Consultant, National Art Education Association
Robert Lynch, President and Chief Executive Officer, Americans for the Arts
Marcia McCaffrey, President, State Education Agency Directors of Arts Education, New Hampshire Department of Education
Susan McGreevy-Nichols, Executive Director, National Dance Education Organization

James Palmarini, Director of Educational Policy, Educational Theatre Association
Dr. Pam Paulson, NCCAS Media Arts Committee Co-chair, Perpich Center for Arts Education Minnesota
Jeff M. Poulin, Arts Education Program Coordinator, Americans for the Arts

Dr. Deborah B. Reeve, Executive Director, National Art Education Association

Narric Rome, Vice President of Government Affairs and Arts Education, Americans for the Arts

Dr. Nancy Rubino, Senior Director, Office of Academic Initiatives, The College Board
Dr. F. Robert Sabol, Past President, National Art Education Association
Dr. Scott Shuler, Immediate Past President, National Association for Music Education

Lynn Tuttle, Past President, State Education Agency Directors of Arts Education
, Arizona Department of Education

Cory Wilkerson, State Education Agency Directors of Arts Education, Project Manager

Julie Woffington, Executive Director, Educational Theatre Association

 

Partnership Organizations

The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Lincoln Center Education

National Coalition for Core Arts Standards (2014) National Core Arts Standards. Rights Administered by the State Education Agency Directors of Arts Education. Dover, DE, www.nationalartsstandards.org all rights reserved.

Artistic Processes are the cognitive and physical actions by which arts learning and making are realized. National Core Arts Standards are based on the artistic processes of Creating; Performing/ Producing/Presenting; Responding; and Connecting.