​Melissa Farley

Melissa Farley is the 2023 IAEA Elementary Art Educator of the Year. Melissa Farley is employed at Bottenfield Elementary School Champaign Unit 4.

Annually, the IAEA recognizes the top art, design, and media educators for their excellence and service to the field. The IAEA awards and scholarship committee found Melissa Farley ’s professional performance, service, and leadership to be exemplary in every regard and selected her for this recognition.

Please join the Illinois Art Education Association in honoring and elevating Melissa Farley for this recognition. A photo and bio are attached for distribution.

The Illinois Art Education Association (IAEA) is the premier professional development provider for art, design, and media educators in Illinois. The organization serves thousands of teachers statewide through a wide range of programs and services. Learn more at ilaea.org.

Congratulations again to Melissa Farley for her excellence!


Melissa Farley


2023 IAEA Elementary Art Educator of the Year