Middle Level Art Educator of the Year

Middle Level Art Educator of the Year 

The award winner for this category should have an extensive history of highly accomplished teaching within the Middle School/Junior High grade levels. (6-9) 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 Middle School 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 Middle School or Junior High Arts 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 Washington Middle Level Art Educator of the Year Award Recipients:

  • 2016 Kate Ebert
  • 2015 Jennifer Heller
  • 2014 Tanya Bachman Laurin Middle School Art Teacher Battle Ground School District
  • 2013 Willow Kosab, Centennial Middle School and Sherry Syrie, Cheney Middle School
  • 2012 Nancy Jordan, Mukilteo Middle School and Pamelia Valentine, Shelton Public Schools
  • 2011 Cathy Gersich
  • 2010 Donna Baumgartner Benton City, WA
  • 2009 Cynthia Gaub North Middle School, Everett SD
  • 2008 Linda St. Claire Lakeside Middle School Nine Mile Falls School District
  • 2007 Lisa Baker Madison Middle School Seattle Public Schools
  • 2006 Susan Finlay Centralia Middle School
  • 2005 Gerri Rowen
  • 2004 Paula Biwer Longview
  • 2003 Virginia Jackson Lane North Thurston Public Schools Nisqually MS
  • 2002 Martha Rudersdorf  Sequim, WA
  • 2001 Marci Waugh North Thurston Public Schools Komachin MS
  • 2000 Gale Riley Kenmore Jr. High
  • 1999 Annita Shaw Klahonya Secondary School Central Kitsap