A Letter From Our Founder
Hi, I’m Jessica Balsley. Founder and President at the Art of Education.
Several years ago as an art teacher working towards my Master’s Degree I began a search for a university with courses designed for art teachers, but came up short.
Like so many art teachers, I struggled to find classes that were relevant, practical, and would actually teach me something valuable to my career as an art educator!
This frustration led to the creation and development of The Art of Education. That year, my husband Derek and I set out on a mission to provide Ridiculously Relevant Professional Development™ to art teachers around the world.
Since that time, and thanks to our loyal fans, The Art of Education has become the largest provider of professional development for art teachers in the world.
Today, over 500,000 individuals read our online magazine each month while thousands of art teachers attend our conferences and rely on our online graduate classes for license renewal, salary advancement, or to secure a Master’s Degree.
As art teachers, we all have to stick together. We’re not an afterthought – and we absolutely deserve the highest quality professional development available. The Art of Education exists to empower art teachers, to help them thrive in their profession and succeed in their careers.
Founder, The Art of Education