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.


Congratulations Stacy...a well deserved award! I have taken workshops from you before and of course they were outstanding. I still use some of the lessons in my classroom and try to bring our students to the amon carter at least every other year.

Thanks so much, Sherry! We look forward to seeing you and your students at the museum again soon. Later this spring we will exhibit the work of photographer Subhankar Banerjee (b. 1967), which I think you will love.

Congratulations Stacy!

Stacy, it has always been such a pleasure to collaborate with you. Your energy and open spirit have opened doors once closed to individuals with disabilites. You are the leader of leaders. Thank you.

Martha Kate
Executive Director
Come Read with Me

Congratulations, Stacy! I would have to say this is overdue - you are an amazing educator with a fantastic dedication to students of all backgrounds. I'm grateful for the chance to have worked with you, even for such a short time.

Best wishes!

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