a woman holding a goatCongratulations to Lisa Crubaugh, an art teacher at Bennett and Medina, who received the National Art Education Association Elementary Art Teacher of the Year award! This award, determined through a peer review of nominations, recognizes the exemplary contributions, service, and achievements of one outstanding NAEA member annually at the National level within their division.

NAEA President Kim Huyler Defibaugh stated, “This award is being given to recognize excellence in professional accomplishment and service by a dedicated art educator. Lisa Crubaugh exemplifies the highly qualified art educators active in education today: leaders, teachers, students, scholars, and advocates who give their best to their students and the profession.”

NAEA is the professional association for art educators. Members include elementary, secondary, middle level and high school art educators; university and college professors; education directors who oversee education in our nation’s fine art museums, administrators and supervisors who oversee art education in school districts, state departments of education, arts councils; and teaching artists throughout the United States and many foreign countries.

For more information about the association and its awards program visit the NAEA website at www.arteducators.org.