2016 Thank A Dance Teacher Day!
The goal of #ThankADanceTeacherDay is to provide professional development scholarships to impact teaching excellence in the field. Donations made will go towards NDEO's Professional Development fund.
Bonbright OPDI Fund
Donations designated to support the ongoing growth of the Online Professional Development Institute. In honor of Founding Executive Director Jane Bonbright and her many years of dedicated service to NDEO.
Thom Cobb Memorial Professional Development Fund
Thom Cobb passed away suddenly on December 2, 2016. This fund honors Thom's dedication to dance education and his service to NDEO. Thom has been a member of NDEO since 2002. He served two, three-year terms on the Board of Directors and was President 2013-2016. As president, Thom oversaw the restructuring of the NDEO governance, worked with the organization to get more states to offer teaching certification in dance, oversaw Task Forces that included the development of the Priorities for Dance Education, and provided both leadership and direction to the NDEO Board of Directors and NDEO Membership. When elected Thom said, "I am very happy to serve in this position and give back to an organization that has given me, and my wife, so much," Cobb said.
Donations of any amount to help facilitate the growth and financial stability of NDEO and help us keep pace with ever-increasing demands to expand and improve member services, programs and advocacy. Funds support day to day operations as well as our many programs such as the Evidence project for advocacy, the National
Honor Society for Dance Arts, the Dance Education Literature & Research descriptive index, and initiatives focused on the student population of NDEO, to name a few.