CMS arts specialist named NAEA National Supervision/Administration Art Educator

The National Art Education Association has named Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools visual arts specialist Cheryl Maney the 2018 National Supervision/Administration Art Educator. This prestigious award, determined through a peer review of nominations, recognizes the exemplary contributions, service and achievements of one outstanding NAEA member annually at the national level within their division. The award will be presented at the NAEA National Convention in Seattle March 22-24.

NAEA President Kim Huyler Defibaugh said, "This award is being given to recognize excellence in professional accomplishment and service by a dedicated art educator. Cheryl Maney 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."

Maney has worked in CMS for 28 years as an elementary art educator, arts integration facilitator and, currently, as the Visual Arts and Dance curriculum specialist.  She was one of 11 members on the Visual Arts writing team for the National Standards for Visual Arts, co-authored resources on Assessment in the Arts, served on the National Art Education Association Board of Directors and was president of the North Carolina Art Education Association.  Previous awards include the North Carolina Elementary Art Educator of the Year, North Carolina Art Educator of the Year and Southeastern Supervisor of the Year. 

NAEA is the professional association for art educators. Members include elementary, secondary, middle level and high school art teachers; university and college professors; education directors who oversee education in our nation's fine art museums, administrators and supervisors who oversee art education in school districts, state departments of education, arts councils; and teaching artists throughout the United States and many foreign countries. 

For more information about the association and its awards program, visit the NAEA website at