Council of Arts Education Presidents


Retain Arts Teachers and Arts Education Advocacy Strategies

The Council of Arts Education Presidents (CAEP) first convened in November of 2002 and regularly assembles the president, president elect and past president of the SC Art Education Association, the SC Dance Association, SC Music Educators Association, SC Theatre Association, and Palmetto State Arts Education. In addition to sharing association updates and materials, CAEP works on initiatives such as the recruitment and retention of arts teachers, arts education advocacy strategies, and the creation and continued updating of a unified position paper on arts education entitled, “Where We Stand on Arts Education.”

Palmetto State Arts Education

Larry Barnfield, Past-Chair
Kerry Kuhlkin-Hornsby, Chair
Joshua Powell, Chair-Elect
Eve Walling-Wohlford, Executive Director

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SC Art Education Association

Catherine Campbell, Past-President
Cynthia Hudson, President
Cindy Riddle, President-Elect

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SC Dance Association

Shannon Bradberry, Past-President
Jennifer Coffey, President
Melissa McCrary, President-Elect

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SC Music Educators Association

Martin Dickey, Past-President
Michael Moore, President
Joe Gulledge, President-Elect

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SC Theatre Association

Marc McIntyre, Past-President
Will Ragland, President
Megan Link, President-Elect

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ABC Partners CAEP Members

SC Arts Commission

David Platts
Executive Director

Catherine Ntube
Specialist for Arts Organizations & Education


SC Department of Education

Gary Seaboldt
Education Associate for the Visual and Performing Arts

Arts in Basic Curriculum Project

Kim Wilson


Kelly Hall
Program Specialist