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2012 Award Winners




Dr. Sue Stinson
Lifetime Achievement


Dr. Sue Stinson is Professor of Dance at the University of North Carolina Greensboro, where she has been deeply involved in preparing K-12 dance educators since 1979.  She served as Department Head 1993-2002 and developed UNCG’s distance MA in Dance Education.  In her last year before her retirement, she is serving as Interim Dean of the School of Music, Theatre and Dance at UNCG.

Throughout her career, Sue has been active in national and international professional organizations in dance education, including daCi and NDA as well as NDEO. She has participated in writing dance standards at the national and state levels, chaired conferences,

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and edited conference proceedings. Her greatest contribution to the field, however, has been through publications and scholarly presentations at the national and international levels. The 90+ publications listed in her c.v. include her book Dance for Young Children: Finding the Magic in Movement, chapters in a number of books on dance and arts education, and articles in many conference proceedings as well as journals such as Dance Research Journal; Design for Arts in Education; Educational Theory; Impulse: The International Journal of Dance Science, Medicine, and Education; International Journal of Education and the Arts; Journal of Curriculum and Supervision; Journal of Curriculum Theorizing; Journal of Dance Education; Journal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance; and Research in Dance Education.  She has taught and presented her work throughout the USA and in a number of countries in the Americas, Europe, Asia, and the Pacific.  Her almost 100 conference presentations have included several keynote addresses for NDEO and Dance and the Child: International.
  Judi Fey
Outstanding Leadership
Judi Fey, MEd, is the Dance Consultant for Anne Arundel County Public Schools in Annapolis, Maryland, running a K-12 dance program for over 75,000 students. She has taught dance for over 30 years, founded and directed South River Dance Company, written K-12 dance curriculum and assessments for the county and state, organized numerous dance festivals and events, mentored and provided professional development for K-12 dance teachers, and authored Dance Units for Middle School. She is a member of NDEO, AAPHERD and Maryland AHPERD. She has served as an officer of Maryland AHPERD and been on the board of 

directors of the Maryland Council for Dance and Ballet Theatre of Maryland. She was named state dance teacher of the year in 1989 and was a finalist for national Teacher of the Year in 1999. She has presented at the state, regional and national level.

Elsa Posey Scholarship:
Emily Enloe, University of South Carolina
Undergraduate Conference Support:
Angelica DeLashmette, Brigham Young University
Catherine MacMaster, Oakland University