June 19, 2018

Lee Hanson, PhD, co-author with DeDe Tisone of Working with the Elements and Princioples of Art 1a and Art 1b, an introductory high school art curriculum. Lee is also co-author of California State-Adopted Art Express K-6 Textbook series including student and teacher edition, large art reproductions and other materials. Curriculum Chair of the California Art Education Association, a committee which promotes and develops art curriculum aligned with state and national standards. Dr. Hanson also represents CAEA on the California team (California Department of Education) to review Core Arts Standards and is a member of the Board of Institutional Review at Commission on Teacher Credentialing. The holder of three California credentials, Dr. Lee Hanson has taught a wide variety of art and art education courses — kindergarten through university levels. Over the course of her professional life, she has maintained her skills by teaching art courses as well as by providing classroom demonstrations and workshops for teachers. Dr. Hanson has worked extensively as a writer, consultant, administrator, and arts educator. Her skills in curriculum writing, assessment, and program development have strengthened arts education in school districts, universities, and in projects at the state level. As s grant writer and project coordinator, she has introduced exemplary art programs into several California school districts – modeling them on the award-winning program developed in the Palo Alto Unified School District where she was Art Coordinator for over a decade. While at San José State University, she taught courses in art education and supervised student teachers; Dr. Hanson is a trained scorer for the Performance Assessment for California Teachers (PACT). While Dr. Hanson was art coordinator in Palo Alto, the program received the Award of Program Excellence from the National Art Education Association (only one national award is given each year, and Palo Alto received the sole award given to a California program).