Nancy's over thirty year teaching experience covers all grade levels from kindergarten through university. Highlights of her career includes serving as project coordinator for ten years for the North Texas Institute for Educators on the Visual Arts (NTIEVA), a national art education initiative funded in part by the Getty Institute and the Annenberg Foundation. Nancy was also the conference chair for the 2001 National Art Education Association conference held in New York City.
Nancy's honors include serving as an invited teacher at an elementary school in Beijing, China, 2007; selection for the Japanese Fulbright Memorial Teacher program in 2008; and being named 2007 Teacher of the Year for her campus. She has won numerous awards from the art education associations of Louisiana and Texas as well as the National Art Education Association, most recently, Elementary Art Educator of the Year, TAEA, 2010. She recently ended her tenure as Elementary Director of NAEA and is serving as the current director of NTIEVA, returning to the Institute after ten years at Ryan Elementary School in Denton, Texas.
Nancy has published, with Pam Stephens, Bridging the Curriculum through Art: Interdisciplinary Connections, a book for art teachers and pre-service students, just released in its revised third edition. She has co-authored Take 5 art print sets published by Crystal Productions, instructional units for CRIZMAC Art and Cultural Materials, and various other curriculum projects. Nancy also presents regularly at NAEA and at other state art education conferences (Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Florida, Michigan, Texas, and Wyoming), and similar venues and serves as an art education consultant for school districts and publishers. In addition, Nancy leads annual summer seminars for art educators in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Oaxaca, Mexico.
Nancy’s presentations are available at http://www.slideshare.net/nwalkup/ and she can be reached firstname.lastname@example.org. Details on the annual summer seminars are available atwww.schoolartsmagazine.cm/travel.