Deborah Reeve
Executive Director


  • Arts education

Deborah B. Reeve is executive director of the National Art Education Association. Formerly the deputy executive director of the National Association of Elementary School Principals in Alexandria, Va., Reeve has a proven record of association management and creative leadership in organizational development. As NAEA executive director, she is overseeing strategic initiatives, including the development of a comprehensive communications plan, an overhaul of NAEA’s information technology infrastructure, and the design and implementation of a virtual community of practice. She is also working with NAEA’s president and other leaders to review NAEA systems and structures including policy, governance and standards for the profession. A former art educator, Reeve has taught at the pre-K–12 levels in both public and private schools and has held an adjunct faculty position in the graduate school at Lesley College in Cambridge, Mass. Reeve holds a doctorate in education with a focus on leadership and development. She earned a master’s degree in secondary education and holds an undergraduate degree in art education.