The Mississippi Alliance for Arts Education (MAAE) 2018 Arts in Education Awards were presented at a special Awards reception during the MS Arts Commission Whole Schools Institute on June 13, 2018, at the MGCCC Hospitality and Resort Center in Biloxi. For more information about MAAE Arts Education Nominations, please click HERE. For more information about the Derek Pouncey Memorial Scholarship & Award, please click HERE.

2018 MAAE Award Winners and the Derek Pouncy Scholarship Winners

Thad Cochran Distinguished Music Arts Educator Antonio Altman, Meridian High School
Thad Cochran Distinguished Theatre Arts Educator Patricia Holder, St. Anthony Catholic School, Madison
Thad Cochran Distinguished Media Arts Educator Laveria Green, Fallin Career and Technical Center, Natchez
Thad Cochran Distinguished Arts Integration Team Melissa Goldman and Catherine Moore, Poplar Springs Elementary School, Meridian
Outstanding Administrator Award Dr. Howard Savage, Jr., Quitman High School
Exemplary Arts Service Award Heather LaCoste, Lauderdale County School District, Meridian
Arts Advocacy Award Zachari Ruff, Northwest Middle School, Meridian
Excellence in Higher Education Laura Morton, Belhaven University, Jackson
Lifetime Achievement in Arts Education Kathryn Lewis, Teaching Artist, Perkinston
Derek Pouncey Memorial Scholarship & Award Kendrell Daniels, DeKalb