Alison Myers

Adjunct Instructor

In 2010, I began working in education and have remained passionate about art education. I have experience teaching infants through adults by working in art programming within a juvenile detention center, adult special education art classes, and with public, independent, and Montessori classrooms. I focus on student autonomy through choice-based practices that foster creativity, independence, and confidence within my students. I prioritize creating learning environments that provide each student with a challenging yet achievable art experience.

I have presented at MAEA on the development of student-centered assessment practices within a choice-based art room. I hold my master’s in Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum from the University of Missouri-Columbia. I have prior experience in leadership roles such as Department Head and as an Arts Integration Specialist.

At AOEU, I have contributed skills and knowledge as a content creator, subject matter expert, and curriculum specialist. I am now an adjunct instructor who enjoys supporting students in reaching their full potential.

Outside work, I enjoy time with those closest to me and work as a mural artist contractor in Kansas City.

Professional Achievements: 

Faculty Emoji Award for Curriculum and Assessment Writing 2021

Committee Department Chair Active 2016–2020

Advanced Placement Art and Design Training 2018

Masters in Education Learning, Teaching & Curriculum (2017)

Academic Resource Development Committee Active 2016–2017

Presentation: Missouri Art Education Association (2017)

Bachelor of Science Art Education (2012)