In 1994, TAEA established a category of membership in TAEA to be called Distinguished Fellows of the Texas Art Education Association. Under this program, the Association may confer the title “Fellow” on members who have made long-term distinguished contributions to the work of the association and to the advancement of the profession.
Including this year’s three recipients, Bevans is one of 55 current and past art teachers to have ever received this distinction in Texas.
Bevans is in her 31st year of teaching at AMCHS and is serving as the TAEA Executive Board Treasurer. In addition, she was named the TAEA High School Educator of the Year in 2013.
The Distinguished Fellows serve in an advisory capacity to the Executive Committee and are dedicated to the continuance of the mission and vision of TAEA and dedicated service to the membership through their advanced knowledge and skills in the profession of art education.
TAEA is the largest state professional art education association in the nation and annually they recognize members from across the state with awards in various divisions. The TAEA Distinguished Fellows program is based on nominations and consists of an elite group of Texas art educators.