New York City
Art Teachers 
Association

United Federation of Teachers

NYSATA- REGION 8 

NYCATA/UFT serves as a standing professional committee of the United Federation of Teachers and operates in accordance with UFT committee procedures.

 

NYCATA/UFT MISSION STATEMENT: To encourage and support art educators in their profession and to advocate for quality art programs at all levels of education and in our communities.


We accomplish this by:


  • Keeping abreast of policies and legislation that effect our field, disseminating information about them, and responding to them in writing to appropriate policy-makers;
  • Sponsoring activities and events that highlight the work of art students and art educators and the process and content of art education;
  • Informing our colleagues, school communities and legislators of our philosophy, purpose and activities by disseminating our materials at the UFT Spring Conference and New Teacher city-wide meetings and by exhibiting student art work in the NYSATA School Board show and Albany Legislative Exhibit.
  • Participating in city-wide and state-wide organizations that:                                   - provide opportunities for recognition of our student artists and artist/teachers - develop policies that effect art education                                                                   - advocate for the goals of art education                                                                       - provide and develop resources for art educators
  • Collaborating with other organizations that share our concerns to develop a strong political voice, provide increased opportunities for art educators and students, and raise awareness in our society about art education resources and the critical need for art education for all students.
  • Provide professional development for art educators by sponsoring meetings, conferences, retreats and trips that meet the professional needs of our members and a forum for them to network and socialize with each other.
  • Recognize outstanding art students, art educators, artist-teachers, administrators, art advocates and outstanding school art programs.

     by sponsoring annual NYCATA/UFT Student Art Awards, student art exhibitions, artist-teacher exhibitions  and our NYC Art Educator of the Year awards and ceremony. 

 

MEMBERSHIP:

 

A)  Active membership shall be open to all art educators, art coordinators, art supervisors, art specialists, university and museum educators, school administrators, classroom teachers, retirees, college students, and any other individuals whose purposes are consistent with those of the Association. 

 

B)  Members are entitled to all privileges of the Association. Voting in General Elections and running for office of President/Vice President is reserved for current and retired UFT members.    

 

C) As a standing professional committee of the UFT, NYCATA/UFT is supported by the UFT and there are no membership fees to join. Membership is extended to all persons whether they are UFT members or not. 

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MARIO ASARO

President

 

VICE PRESIDENTS


JACKIE CRUZ

Executive

 

ANU A. SIEUNARINE

Higher Education


DEBORAH DESTAFFAN

High Schools


LISA KAPLAN

Middle Schools


ALBERT JUSTINIANO

Special Education

 

STEPHEN M. DRAKES

Higher Education

 

ANTONIO JACOBS

Digital Communications

 

ERIN-MARIE ELMAN

Secretary

 

MEMBERS–AT-LARGE

Thomas F. Naegele - Honorary

Marion Theodore - Active

Stephan Drakes - Active


PRESIDENT EMERITUS

Joan Davidson


UFT

MICHAEL MULGREW

President

 

UFT PROFESSIONAL

COMMITTEES

GEORGE ALTOMARE

Director

CRYSTAL DEORAJ

Coordinator



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