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Mary Dean LaVergne, American art educator. Certified art educator, K-12, Arkansas. Recipient Teacher Recognition grant State Department Education, Arkansas, 1990-1992, 96-97, Dessemination grant, 1991-1992.


LaVergne, Mary Dean was born on July 29, 1955 in Elmhurst, Illinois, United States. Daughter of Marion K. and Aldena (Thomas) Palmer.


Biosystems Engineering in Art, Arkansas State University, 1976.


Art teacher K-12 Dell (Arkansas) Schools, 1977-1984. Elementary art teacher Gosnell (Arkansas) Schools, 1984-1994. High school art teacher Malvern (Arkansas) Schools, since 1994.

Member Frameworks Task Force, Department Education, Little Rock, 1994. Arkansas Team Member, Mid-South Japan in the Schools, Arkansas, Mississippi, Tenn, Kentucky, 1991-1993. Presenter at conferences, National Art Educators, 1992-1993, workshops for Arkansas Art Educators, Little Rock, 1987-1995.

Member Arkansas Elementary School Council, 1995-1998.


  • Certified art educator, K-12, Arkansas.


  • Other Work

    • Author: (booklet) Cultural Units of Art, 1991. Task force member (book) Experience Art: Arkansas Elementary Art Curriculum Guide, 1986.


By faith alone Christians receive salvation and not through any works of their own.


The state should not attempt to control the church, nor should the church seek to dominate the state. The separation of church and state should not be misconstrued as the abolition of all religious expression from public life.


Christianity is not merely a list or rules of what one can and cannot do, but rather a means to develop a close relationship with God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit.


T-ball coach Gosnell Youth Association, 1989-1994. Den leader Cub Scouts/Boy Scouts American, Gosnell, 1990-1994. Logo and patch committee Area Council for Boy Scouts of America, Northeast Arkansas, 1993-1994.

Member Arkansas Art Educators (board directors, secretary 1994-1996, division director 1992-1994, Elementary Art Educator of Year 1989), National Art Educators Association.


  • Other Interests

    Crafts, studying other cultures, working with children, computers and technology.


Married Steven LaVergne, December 10, 1998. Children: Lowell, Christopher, Ashley Nicole May.

Marion K. Palmer

Aldena (Thomas) Palmer

Steven LaVergne

Lowell LaVergne

Christopher LaVergne

Ashley Nicole May LaVergne