Meet the Board

Meet our 2021 AEM Board!

Jen Olson - President

Jen Olson - President

Jen lives in Rochester and teaches at Rochester Mayo High School.

Laura Anton - Advocacy Chair and YAM Co-Chair

Laura Anton - Advocacy Chair and YAM Co-Chair

Laura Anton teaches art at the Forest Lake Area Learning Center in Forest Lake. She lives in Saint Paul.

Kris Holsen -  Board Services Co-Chair

Kris Holsen - Board Services Co-Chair

Kris Holsen is a drama teacher at Birch Grove Elementary School for the Arts in Brooklyn Park. She lives in South St. Paul, MN.

boardservices@artedmn.org | Birch Grove Elementary School for the Arts http://schools.district279.org/bg/ | 763-360-6113 |
Jessica Jones - Board Services Co-Chair and Awards Chair

Jessica Jones - Board Services Co-Chair and Awards Chair

As a board member for 4 years I have the opportunity to help and support AEM on many levels. This year I am excited to announce I am moving to high school. I currently teach Sculpture and Media Arts White Bear Lake North Campus High and continue to enjoy advocating for art education both on a state and national level in my concluding role as NAEA Western Region Middle Level Representative in March 2022.

awards@artedmn.org | artwithmsjones.com
Kevan Nitzberg - Communications Chair

Kevan Nitzberg - Communications Chair

I am a retired art teacher after 49 years of teaching. I have taught primarily high school level art in both NY and MN. I have been involved in AEM since 1994 and am the Communications Chair and responsible for editing the Art Exchange.

communications@artedmn.org Kevan on LinkedIn | https://www.linkedin.com/pub/kevan-nitzberg/86/33/64
Erika Kuhlers - Membership Chair

Erika Kuhlers - Membership Chair

Erika works in the Mankato School District and has been our Membership Chair for over 4 years.

Heidi Miller - Professional Development Chair and Equity Chair

Heidi Miller - Professional Development Chair and Equity Chair

I am now entering my 12th year teaching and 7th year in Minnesota. I teach Media Arts at Robbinsdale Armstrong High School in Plymouth, MN. I'm plant obsessed. I love my two Boxer doggos, Ozzie & Ruby. I cannot get enough Real Housewives and I love a good pun.

Molly Wiste- Professional Development Co-Chair

Molly Wiste- Professional Development Co-Chair

AEM Middle Art Educator of the Year 2019 RATL Leader NAEA and AEM Presenter

Tiffany Erie

Tiffany Erie

I am a mother of 4 and have been an elementary art educator for 14+ years and am currently a teacher at Rochester Public Schools. I am a Regional Art Teacher Leader through the Perpich, special area lead in my district, PBIS lead in my building and HIGHLY passionate about advocating for our young artists!

Trenton Edwards-Regional Chair

Trenton Edwards-Regional Chair

Trenton Edwards is a Secondary Art Educator in the Maple River School District.

Alison Broman- Media

Alison Broman- Media

Alison is an Elementary Art Educator in the Osseo School District. She has some serious skills when it comes to social media and supporting her art classroom! We cannot wait to see what she will come up with to support AEM!

Kassie Gibbons

Kassie Gibbons

Kassie Gibbons is a Secondary Art Educator in Alexandria, MN. She is an outstanding media and website designer and we are excited to see her skills with our professional development opportunities this year!