North Carolina Arts Education Coordinators

The NC Arts Education Coordinators are a group of individuals representing the school systems across North Carolina who come together twice a year to discuss issues impacting arts education in North Carolina's schools. Often, meetings will include the sharing of resources and professional development, as well as discussion of policies, legislation and issues impacting arts education. This group includes Arts Supervisors, Directors of Arts Education, Superintendents/Associate Superintendents, Lead Teachers or other teacher representatives, Curriculum Coordinators, and others. Faculty from Institutions of Higher Education and leadership from statewide organizations are also invited to attend. Invitations and registration information is sent through the Arts Education Listserv and posted on this website.

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The NC Department of Public Instruction has collected Central Office Arts Education Coordinator contact information as a resource to enable collaboration among arts education leaders. If you have changes to this information, please contact Slater Mapp (, 919-807-3758 or Christie Lynch Ebert ( or 919-807-3856. Thank you in advance for helping us to keep our records current!

April 20, 2018
McIver School
1401 Summit Avenue, Greensboro, NC
Dr. Nathan Street
NC Arts Coordinator's Meeting Registration
September 8, 2017
Meredith College, Raleigh, NC
Emily Howard

Registration form (registration is closed as of 9/1)

PDF of PPT presentation (updated with materials shared at meeting 9.10.17)

April 21, 2017
Taylor Bott Rogers Fine Arts Building, Campbell University, Buies Creek, NC

If you wish to use your GPS to locate Campbell University, enter “T. T. Lanier Street, Lillington, NC 27546.” Once on T. T. Lanier Street, go to the second stop sign then straight into the parking lot either beside the Fine Arts Building or behind the building.
Daniel W. Hester
Registration Form

  • 8:30-9am Registration
  • 9am-12noon Coordinators Meeting (All who register are invited to attend)
  • 12-1pm Lunch
  • 1-3pm AELC and Think Tank Meeting (by invitation to members of these groups)

September 9, 2016
Meredith College, Raleigh, NC
Emily Howard

Letter of Invitation and Registration Form (PDF)

PowerPoint (NCDPI Update)

April 22, 2016
Campbell University, Buies Creek, NC
Daniel W. Hester
Letter of Invitation and Registration Form (PDF)
Letter of Invitation and Registration Form(Word)
September 11, 2015
Meredith College, Raleigh, NC

Lisa Pearce

September 26, 2014
Meredith College, Raleigh, NC
Lisa Pearce
PPT with notes from the meeting

April 1, 2014

Letter of Invitation with Registration Link
Davie County

Summer Schedules Google Form

NCVPS Music Course Offerings 2014-2015

LinguaFolio Online Course:

ArtsFolio Focus Group Reflection Google Doc

October 3, 2013 (in conjunction with the NC Art Education Association Professional Development Conference)
Letter of Invitation and Registration Form00000
Raleigh, NC
Lisa Pearce
(919) 760-2252000
September 26, 2013
April 29, 2013 (Make Checks Payable to Onslow CountySchools!)
Letter of Invitation (includes link to online Registration Form
Onslow County, NC
Janae Copeland
April 25, 2013
September 28, 2012
Lower level of Belk Dining Hall
Meredith College
Raleigh, NC
Lisa Pearce
(919) 760-2252000
September 21, 2012
March 23, 2012
Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art00000
750 Marguerite Dr.
Winston-Salem, NC 27106
Lynn Foltz
(336) 748-4067
March 9 2012
September 30, 2011
Meredith College
Raleigh, NC
Lisa Pearce
(919) 760-2252
September 23, 2011

Materials and Resources:




October 3, 2013
Fall 2013 Meeting Materials

April 29th, 2013

Spring 2013 Meeting Materials

Special thanks to Janae Copeland and Onslow County Schools for hosting this meeting. A wonderful lunch was provided by the Ice House Restaurant of Swansboro.
  • Registration and Breakfast
  • Welcome and Introductions
  • NC Department of Public Instruction and NC Department of Cultural Resources Joint Comprehensive Arts Education Update
  • Arts Education Resources
  • Professional Association Updates and Announcements
  • Building Local Capacity Breakout Sessions
  • Sharing and Next Steps
  • Reminders, Other Items, Important Dates
Joint Update with NCDPI and NCDCR
NC Museum of Art "Big Picture" Presentation

September 28, 2012

Fall 2012 Meeting Materials


Special thanks to the Music and Arts Center for providing breakfast

  • NCDPI/NCDCR Joint Presentation (AE Coordinators Fall 2012)
  • A+ materials (Arts Ed Coord 9.28.12)
  • NC Museum of Art "The Big Picture"
  • Breakout Group notes

March 23, 2012

Spring 2012 Meeting Materials

  • Registration and Networking
  • Breakfast
  • Welcome
  • RJ Reynolds Chorus, Director, Terry Hicks
  • SECCA Curator of Exhibitions, Steven Matijcio
  • Department of Public Instruction Update
  • Department of Cultural Resources Update
  • Lunch and Networking
  • Glenn High School Dancers, Layla Gaddy
  • Theatre Scene, East Forsyth High School, Tiffany Burgess
  • Arts Education Resources, Professional Association Updates, and Announcements
  • Small Group Sharing - How are we doing with our Essential Standards goals?
  • Farewells
Special thanks to Music and Arts for providing breakfast; Matt Fussell, Lead Visual Arts Teacher, for the lobby exhibition, and SECCA's Staff

September 30, 2011

Fall 2011 Meeting Materials:

  • Department of Public Instruction and Department of Cultural Resources update.
  • Comprehensive Arts Education Plan for NC
  • Current policy and legislation, Essential Standards training materials and professional development plans, national initiatives, an A+ Schools Program overview and update, NC Virtual Public Schools, NC Arts Council Arts in Education opportunities, information from the NC Museum of Art and NC Symphony
  • Arts Education Resources, Professional Association Updates, and Announcements
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This PowerPoint includes the joint update materials from DPI and DCR.
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The Big Picture Overview (initiative from the NC Museum of Art)
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Four break-out groups met in the afternoon and reported out to the full group:
1) Sharing Local Professional Development Plans for Implementing the Essential Standards;
2) "Hot Topics" (focused on the new Teacher Evaluation instrument);
3) Assessment in Arts Education; and
4) Course Coding and Honors Policy.
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external image vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document.png Summary.Assessment.docx
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Registration Web Link:

Free via Skype