The Women's Caucus Mentor Program is designed to provide a forum for members to easily access each other and to gain the mentoring we so often need. Whether you are a K-12 teacher wanting to chat about advocacy strategies, or in Higher Education looking for feedback on a manuscript, we hope the mentoring program will grow to offer something for everyone. Please keep in mind that we are all positioned along different points in the continuum of our professional development. Even those of us who feel like we are at the beginning of our teaching careers can mentor those just entering the field. We hope you will consider sharing your expertise with other Women's Caucus members.

Our current volunteer mentors are:

Read Diket, Professor of Art Education, William Carey University

Christine Gorbach, K-12 art teacher

Karen Keifer-Boyd, Professor of Art Education & Women's Studies, The Pennsylvania State University. Email to plan a time to talk by phone or skype. Mentor on publishing, and on promotion and tenure in higher education.

Amy Brook Snider, Pratt Institute, 200 Willoughby Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11205. 718 636 3637. I can be contacted via my email: Please see the Enacting Change post on the Women's Caucus website for more information. When I was chair of the Department of Art and Design Education at Pratt (30 years), I tried to break down the boundaries of the disciplines in my work as an administrator and teacher. I am also a consultant and work with arts organizations and the schools. Some of my interests include: stories and storytelling, children's picture books, self-taught artists, designing and curating exhibitions, and the integration of design in art education. I have created international programs in Halifax, Canada, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Lucca, Italy, and Port Elizabeth, South Africa; organized panels and conferences; collaborated with an architectural firm on a museum space for children; and served on the Board of a Brooklyn elementary school.

Jackie Thomas, Retired Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction, Williamsport Area School District, Williamsport, Pennsylvania. For most of my employment, I have served as a resource person. Past careers include: Junior High Art Teacher, K-12 Supervisor of Art, Adjunct for Penn State (Art for Elementary), Adjunct for Lycoming College (Art Education Certification), Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction (professional development & supervision of 500 teachers & 50 administrators) Currently, I am a working Fibers Artist (one of my degrees is in “double weave”) and a volunteer artist in residence in schools. I am also a “Fellow” of the PAEA Board.

Kathy Unrath, Associate Professor, Art Education, Learning, Teaching, and Curriculum. University of Missouri.

To Become a mentor:

To become a valued addition to our mentor program, please send the information below to

Mentor's name and title: (Include institution, or school district if you wish.)

Mentor's preferred contact information: (Please keep in mind that what you put here will be published on the WC website.)

Area(s) of expertise/experience: (This section is meant to give those looking for a mentor an idea of the kinds of questions over which they might engage with you. Please limit this to 100 words or less.)

For more information or to volunteer to serve as a mentor, please contact Sheri Klein or Jennifer Motter, current co-presidents of the NAEA Women's Caucus.