Collaboration with DESE
Missouri's Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
MAAE works collaboratively with Missouri's Department of Elementary and Secondary Education on initiatives which affect arts education in Missouri Schools. See links below for additional information.
Missouri's Commissioner of Education, Dr. Margie Vandeven prepared this video recognizing arts teachers across the state, and the importance of arts education in April of 2020.
Inclusion of the Arts
The inclusion of arts into the fabric of all learning affords additional benefits which include:
a more relevant and holistic learning experience
improved student achievement
increased student retention
improved communication skills
increased collaboration among teachers, administrators and community
improved school/classroom climate
a renewed sense of joy in learning for both teachers and students.
2020 Holiday Greetings
from State Board of Education President - Charlie Shields and
State Commissioner of Education - Margie Vandeven