March 29, 2016
The National Art Education Association named Lisa Kay of Philadelphia, PA, as the recipient of the 2016 NAEA, The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) VSA Peter J. Geisser Special Needs Art Educator of the Year. This prestigious award, determined through a peer review of nominations, recognizes an NAEA member who has made distinguished professional contributions to art education for students with special needs through scholarly writing, research, professional leadership, teaching, and/or community service. The award was presented at the NAEA National Convention in Chicago, IL, March 17-19, 2016.
NAEA President Patricia Franklin states, "This award is being given to recognize excellence in professional accomplishment and service by a dedicated art educator. Lisa Kay exemplifies the highly qualified art educators active in education today: leaders, teachers, students, scholars, and advocates who give their best to their students and the profession."