About the Editor

Nancy Walkup

Nancy Walkup, SchoolArts magazine, Editor

Nancy Walkup has been editor-in-chief of SchoolArts since 2005 and a contributing author for the first edition of Explorations in Art, Davis Publications’ elementary textbook series. She is also editor of the SchoolArts Collection books.

Nancy’s thirty-plus year teaching experience covers all grade levels from kindergarten through university. Highlights of her career include serving as project coordinator for the North Texas Institute for Educators on the Visual Arts (NTIEVA), a national art education initiative funded in part by the Getty Institute and the Annenberg Foundation. She returned to NTIEVA to serve as director to the Institute after ten years teaching art at Ryan Elementary School in Denton, Texas.

Nancy’s honors include serving as an invited teacher at an elementary school in Beijing, China; selection for the Japanese Fulbright Memorial Teacher program; serving as conference chair for the 2001 National Art Education Association (NAEA) conference in New York City; and being named 2007 Teacher of the Year for her elementary campus. She has won numerous awards from the art education associations of Louisiana and Texas as well as the NAEA. Nancy was named Texas Elementary Art Educator of the Year by TAEA in 2010. In 2016, she received the NAEA Western Region Art Educator. She has also served as the Elementary Director of NAEA and was recently named a Distinguished Fellow by NAEA.

Nancy presents regularly at NAEA and similar venues and has served as an art education consultant for school districts and as a presenter for professional development. She has given keynote addresses and other art education presentations in Texas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Arizona, Alaska, Idaho, Wyoming, Michigan, Florida, Arkansas, Wisconsin, Rhode Island, Washington, and Vermont. In addition, Nancy leads annual summer seminars for art educators in Santa Fe and Taos, New Mexico.

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