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art educator

Carol Richardson Crittenden, American art educator. Achievements include establishment of Nashville Institute for Visual Arts Education for the Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools' visual arts teachers. Named Outstanding Teacher, Tennessee Governor School Arts.

Background

Crittenden, Carol Richardson was born on August 6, 1948 in Shelbyville, Tennessee, United States. Daughter of Terry Lavon and Margaret Richardson Richardson.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Music Education, Tennessee Technological University, 1969. Master of Education in Administration and Supervision, Trevecca Nazarene College, 1989.

Career

Vocal, general music, English teacher Metropolitan Nashville Public School, 1970, instrumental music teacher, 1970—1977, 1991—1998, instrumental music teacher, part-time music supervisor, 1998—2000, visual, performing arts coordinator, since 2000. Caterer, private music instructor, clinician and picture negative retoucher Hendersonville, 1977—1989. Instrumental, vocal music teacher Sumner County School, Gallatin, 1989—1991.

Chairperson Tennessee Arts Education Administrator, Nashville, Chattanooga, Knoxville, Cookeville, Jackson and Memphis, since 2001. Director Nashville Institute for Visual Arts Education, since 2003. Advisory committee Tennessee Arts Academy.

Advisory council West Virginia Smith Community Music School, Tennessee Performing Arts Center.

Achievements

  • Achievements include establishment of Nashville Institute for Visual Arts Education for the Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools' visual arts teachers.

Membership

Member education executive committee Nashville Symphony Orchestra, 2000—2005. Member education committee Frist Center for Visual Arts, 2003—2005. Teacher education council member Belmont University.

Member education advisory committee Nashville Symphony Orchestra, Schermerhorn Concert Center, 2003—2005. Member education committee Cheekwood Museum and Gardens, 2002—2004. Founding member Museum Advisers, 2001—2005.

Advisory Blues in the School, 2000—2005. Member education committee, advisory Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, 2000—2005. Sacred space committee member Christ Cathedral - Episcopalian, 2004—2005.

Education representative to board of directors IdeaProv, 2004—2005. Member of National Education Association (associate), Tennessee Art Education Association (associate), Metropolitan Nashville Education Association (associate), Tennessee Bandmasters (associate), Association Supervision and Curriculum Development (associate), Music Educators National Conference (associate), Tennessee Music Education Association (associate), Middle Tennessee Band and Orchestra Association (associate. Executive committee 1999—2001), Phi Beta Mu (associate), Downtown Civitan Club.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Travel, reading, quilting, cake decorating.

Connections

Married Robert Doyle Crittenden, July 1, 1943. Children: Mary Elizabeth, Catherine Diane.

father:
Terry Lavon

mother:
Margaret Richardson Richardson

spouse:
Robert Doyle Crittenden

children:
Mary Elizabeth Crittenden

Catherine Diane Crittenden