Meet Our Board Of Directors

ArtsEd Tennessee is a coalition of arts education advocates across artistic disciplines. Members include educators, corporate and community leaders. As a 501c3 nonprofit, our focus is on promoting supportive arts education policies and budgets at the state level and building advocacy capacity at the local level.

Laurie Melnik Allen

Laurie Melnik Allen

Lyndhurst Chair of Excellence in Arts Education
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Nick Averwater

Nick Averwater

Vice President
Amro Music

Stephen Coleman

Stephen Coleman

President
ArtsEd Tennessee

Manuel A. Delgado

Manuel A. Delgado

Luthier/Business Owner
Delgado Guitars

Lizzie Emmons

Lizzie Emmons

Executive Director
Jackson Arts Council

Dr. Brad Foust

Dr. Brad Foust

Fine Arts Supervisor
Bartlett City Schools

Shaun Giles

Shaun Giles

Community Engagement Director
Frist Art Museum

Laurie T. Schell

Laurie T. Schell

Principal
Laurie Schell Associates | ElevateArtsEd

Todd Shipley, ex-oficio

Todd Shipley, ex-oficio

Director of Arts Education
Tennessee Department of Education

Tabor Stamper

Tabor Stamper

Chairman of the Board
KHS America

Alexis Yatuzis-Derryberry

Alexis Yatuzis-Derryberry

General Music Specialist Stewarts Creek H. S.
President, TN Music Education Association