Amon Carter’s Director of Education Named National Educator of the Year

Release date: 
February 15, 2011

FORT WORTH, Texas–The National Art Education Association (NAEA) recently named Stacy Fuller, Amon Carter Museum of American Art director of education, as the Western Region Museum Art Educator of the Year. The award will be presented March 18 at NAEA’s national convention in Seattle, Wash.

The NAEA’s mission is to promote art education through professional development, service, advancement of knowledge and leadership. Founded in 1947, the NAEA is the leading professional membership organization exclusively for visual arts educators.

“There is no greater testament of Stacy’s exemplary contribution to the field of visual arts education than being chosen for this prestigious award,” says Deborah Reeve, NAEA executive director.

Fuller joined the Amon Carter in 2004. As director of education, she oversees the museum’s extensive and varied education programs, which include school tours, public programs, educator training and workshops, teaching resource center initiatives, and distance learning broadcasts. In addition, she has developed and successfully implemented the museum’s highly regarded Sharing the Past Through Art and Connect to Art accessible programs.

“For the past 50 years, the museum’s education department has been inspired by Amon G. Carter Sr.’s vision and has remained dedicated to connecting people of all ages and abilities to masterworks of American art through a variety of initiatives,” says Fuller. “I am honored to work with a team of people who love sharing the museum’s collection and exhibitions with as many audiences as possible.”

Fuller received the “40 Under 40” award from the Fort Worth Business Press in 2010 and is the vice president of the Museum Education Roundtable. She has led presentations at annual conferences of the Texas Association of Museums, National Art Education Association, Texas Art Education Association, American Association of Museums, and Leadership Exchange in Arts and Disability, and has lectured at Humanities Texas summer teaching institutes.