Wynita Harmon, Ed.D.

Chair of Faculty Development

Dr. Wynita Harmon proudly serves as the Chair of Faculty Development for the Art of Education University as well as an associate professor. She has over fourteen years of K-12 experience in the Title I classroom, where her approach focused on choice-based art education.

While in the classroom, Dr. Harmon worked to promote equity and provide her students with diverse experiences from a leadership role to support her campus team and the art teachers within her district. She holds a doctoral degree in educational leadership from Dallas Baptist University, a master’s degree from the University of Central Oklahoma, and a Bachelor’s in Art Education from the University of Central Oklahoma. As an advocate for choice-based art education and student equity, Dr. Harmon has presented in various capacities on student choice, equity, and cultural awareness.

Dr. Harmon has presented in various capacities on student choice, equity, and cultural awareness. She actively seeks opportunities to support the arts and promote change within the field. She has a true passion for teaching and thoroughly enjoys working with her students and the AOEU team. When she is not working, she enjoys spending quality time with her family and friends.  She loves to try new foods and travel.

Professional Achievements:

Dallas Baptist University Doctorate Degree (2018)
The University of Oklahoma Master’s Degree (2020)
The University of Central Oklahoma Bachelor’s Degree (2005)

AOEU Team Member of the Year Award, 2021
AOEU Pillar Award: Abundance Mentality, 2012
AOEU Pillar Award: Whole Person, 2020
2014-2015 Teacher of the Year, Huffman Elementary, Plano Independent School District
2009-2010 Teacher of the Year, Alcott Elementary School, Tulsa Public Schools
2008-2009 Teacher of the Year nominee, Greeley Elementary School, Tulsa Public Schools

Presentations:
Doing the (Art)Work: Building an Anti-Racist Curriculum Using the Arts, 2020
Social and Emotional Learning in the Art Room, Winter 2019
Learning about Art in Pre-K, November 2018
How to Use Gelli Plates to Provide Creativity and Choice in Printmaking. August2018
Preparing for a Choice-Based Classroom, March 2018