Elementary Art Educator of the Year

Elementary Art Educator of the Year

The award winner for this category should have an extensive history of highly accomplished teaching within the Elementary grade levels. (K-5) Just like the Educator of the year they should Educate, Advocate and Participate in their local and state organizations and committees. Most of all they should set the example for how Visual Arts should be taught at the elementary level. They should be involved at the local district level in curriculum development, art shows and contests and program advocacy. At minimum they should be involved on the state or national level by presenting at conferences, but other forms of state leadership should be evident. This award is given to the Elementary classroom teacher or specialist that stands out above and beyond all their peers in local and state levels of participation, education and advocacy.

Past Recipients for Elementary Art Educator of the Year

  • 2016 Judith Weden
  • 2015 Jennifer Lundgren
  • 2014¬†Anndria Cook¬†Woodland Elementary School/ Art Specialist North Thurston Public Schools
  • 2013 None Awarded this year
  • 2012 Linda Smith
  • 2011 Amada Lang Horizons Elementary North Thurston Public Schools
  • 2010 Mary Bena Phantom Lake Elem. Bellevue S.D.
  • 2009 John Pirie Lydia Hawk Elementary School, Lacey
  • 2008 Jennifer Blackstone Hilltop Elementary School Edmonds School District
  • 2007 Karen Merrill Oak Harbor Elementary Oak Harbor School District
  • 2006 Jessica Holloway Sommerset Elementary Bellevue
  • 2005 Carl Clausen Bellevue Public Schools
  • 2004 Janis Knapp Lowell Elem Everett
  • 2003 Patti Ellis Central Kitsap School District Silverdale Elementary
  • 2002 Betsy Ward North Thurston Public Schools 7 Oaks Elementary
  • 2001 Leslie Boyer CKSD
  • 2000 Kaye Hall Greff
  • 1999 Marsha Conn Hawthorne Elem, Seattle Public Schools
  • 1998 Amy Burnett (Weiner)