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State Education Agency Directors of Arts Education (SEADAE) consists of those persons at state education agencies whose responsibility is education in the arts (Dance, Media Arts, Music, Theatre and Visual Arts).
State Education Agency Directors of Arts Education List

SEADAE does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, age or disability in admission or access to or employment in its programs and activities.

Our Mission

To support the professional effectiveness of individual members and provide a collective voice for leadership on issues affecting arts education.

Our Purpose

To achieve quality, comprehensive, sequential, standards-based education in the arts for all students PreK-20.

Executive Committee

Joyce Huser, Kansas

Lana Hallmark, Arkansas

Vice President:
Tom Tobias, Missouri

Members at Large:

Cathy Jensen, Utah
Dustin Loehr, Arizona

President Elect:
Dale Schmid, New Jersey

Past President:
Julie Palkowski, Wisconsin

Debbie DeFrain, Nebraska

Regional Representatives

SEADAE Regional Representatives Map

Below is a description of the SEADAE regions.

New England - Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont

Mid-Atlantic - Delaware, D.C., Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia

South - Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee

Midwest - Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin

Mid-America - Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraksa, Oklahoma, Texas

West -

Western I:  Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Northern Mariana Islands, Oregon, Washington

Western II:  Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming

Our Partners

Arts Education Partnership

National Association for Music Education

Americans for the Arts

National Art Education Association

American Alliance for Theatre & Education

National Dance Education Organization

The College Board

Public Consulting Group

Educational Theatre Association

Young Audiences Arts for Learning

Michigan Arts Education Instruction & Assessment

National Coalition for Core Arts Standards