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KYAEA advocates for and increases the quality of visual arts education through professional development, collaboration, and leadership opportunities.

Executive Committee:

President: 
Ilona Szekely
President Elect: 
Marilyn Peters
Regional Director:
Jennifer Sims
Secretary:
Karen Edwards
Treasurer: 
Jennifer Billings
Public Relations: 
Rachael Burriss
Membership: 
Amber Raap
Past Presidents:
Kim Soule
Kimberly Newton
Judi Haynes
Michelle Lustenberg
Lisa Jameson
Emma Perkins
Julie Alsip Bucknam
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Past President:
Miles Johnson

Divisional Committee Chairs:

Higher Education: Rebecca Williams
Secondary:
Sarah Nestheide
Middle:
Tara Luster
Elementary:
Staci Goggins
Retired:
Supervision/
Administration: Melisa Gano
Museum Education:
Susan Hawkins
Private School:
Jody Jaques

Regional Coordinators:

Northern:
Briana Smith
Bluegrass:
Kim Lee Hamilton
Burley Coal: Susan Hawkins
Caveland:
Sarah Vetter
Pennyrile Purchase:
Gena Maley

Standing Committee Chairs:

Accountability/
Art Standards:
Melisa Gano
Conference Awards: Miranda Meeks
Youth Art Month Coordinator: 
Shelly Clark
Historian:
Christy Matthews
Member At Large: Cayce Davenport
Mini Grants:
Jennifer Billings
Scholarship Coordinator:
Rebecca Williams
Student Chapter Chair:
Rebecca Williams
Conference Coordinator: 
Marilyn Peters
KCAE Representative:
Miles Johnson

Kentucky All-State Competition Team:

High School State Coordinator: 
Rachael Burriss
Middle School State Coordinator:
Tara Luster
Elementary State Coordinator:
Staci Goggins
High School Northern Region Coordinator:
Julie Harwood
High School Derby Region Coordinator:
Melisa Gano
High School Caveland Region Coordinator:
Sarah Vetter
High School Pennyrile Purchase Region Coordinator:
Rebecca Williams
High School Burley Coal Region Coordinator:
Jean Petsch
High School Bluegrass Region Coordinator:
Ilona Szekely