NAEA Need to Know Webcast: Preliminary Outcomes of the NAEA School for Art Leaders Program


NAEA Need to Know Webcast 
Preliminary Outcomes of the NAEA School for Art Leaders Program 
Thursday, June 14 | 7-8 pm ET
Cost: FREE

Join us as Dr. Robert Sabol and Dr. Enid Zimmerman discuss preliminary findings from the ongoing longitudinal study of School for Art Leaders (SAL) graduates.

In 2015, the National Art Education Association (NAEA) launched the School for Art Leaders program to provide transformative experiences for art educators to become participatory leaders and advocates of positive change for the field of art education. Each summer, 25 SAL participants, chosen from a competitive application process, meet for five days at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas, to become part of a professional learning community empowered to assume leadership roles in a variety of educational settings. There are positive signs that this SAL professional learning community will continue to grow and coalesce into a powerful base of leadership for the field of art education!

Please note that participation in this webcast does not include NAEA professional development credit. 


F. Robert Sabol, PhD

Purdue University

F. Robert Sabol is a Professor of Visual and Performing Arts at Purdue University, Head of the Department of Art and Design, and Program Coordinator for the Art Education program. He has been the President of the National Art Education Association (NAEA) and the Art Education Association of Indiana (AEAI). He is a member of the Leadership Team of the National Consortium for Core Arts Standards (NCCAS) and national chair of the Model Cornerstone Assessment Development Team. Sabol’s research interests include assessment, multiculturalism, arts education policy, curriculum development, educational leadership, and professional development of art educators. He has given over 280 presentations of his research at state, national, and international conferences. He has been a consultant for a number of federal government agencies and international governments on art education policy, standards, curriculum development, licensure, and assessment. He also has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the U.S. Department of Education, the National Art Education Foundation, and other funding sources to support his research. He has published three books and over 90 articles in professional journals. Sabol’s numerous awards for his research and teaching include NAEA Art Educator of the Year Award, NAEA Distinguished Fellow, NAEA Distinguished Service within the Profession Award, NAEA Manual Barkan Memorial Award, NAEA Western Region Higher Education Art Educator of the Year, Indiana Governor’s Arts Award, Indiana Art Educator of the Year, Purdue University Book of Great Teachers, and, twice, the Purdue University Excellence in Teaching Award.

Enid Zimmerman, EdD

Indiana University

Enid Zimmerman is Professor Emerita of Art Education at Indiana University. In her research in art education, she focuses on global concerns, talent development, creativity, feminism, and leadership and policy issues. She has taught, conducted workshops, and served as a consultant in over 25 countries. She is an NAEA Distinguished Fellow, was the first Chair of the NAEA Research Commission, and served as an NAEA Research Commissioner in 2012-2015. Zimmerman has received the NAEA National Art Educator and National Higher Education Art Educator awards, as well as the Ziegfeld, Lowenfeld, and Barkan awards. Recent awards are the Distinguished Lecture at Miami University of Ohio, the Davis Lecture at North Texas University, and the NAEA Elliot Eisner Lifetime Achievement Award. She is co-evaluator of the NAEA School for Art Leaders, and recently co-edited two NAEA books, Connecting Creativity Research and Practice in Art Education and Culturally Sensitive Art Education in a Global World. Another NAEA book, Through the Prism: Looking at the Spectrum of Writings of Enid Zimmerman, summarizes her influences on art education through her own contributions and those of her former students and colleagues. 

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