Tina Logan (VATA Secretary and Past President) presents me with the very special, ever growing art teacher award-statue at the Shelburne Museum last October. The deal is, I now have to add something to it before returning it for next year's lucky recipient! My students have more than a few ideas about what we should add, including: wings, a feather tail, googly eyes, a flower garden...how will we decide on just one idea?
My Vermont colleagues surprised me last fall with this honor at the annual VATA state conference. Next, I was recognized along with fellow state recipients from the North East Region, at the National Art Education Association (NAEA) Conference in New Orleans. What a thrill!
Thank you VATA, and NAEA for this very special recognition, and to all my students, past and present, for teaching me so much.