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Linda Martin Chitturi, visual arts teacher at Chinook

Congratulations to Linda Martin Chitturi, the visual arts teacher at Chinook Middle School, who was recognized as the Washington Art Education Association 2019 Middle-Level Art Educator of the Year! This annual achievement award recognizes outstanding professionalism, service, promotion and support of the arts by individual art educators in the state. In receiving the award, the recipient also becomes eligible for future nomination for regional and national recognition.

Martin Chitturi was nominated by her peers to be considered for the award. They recognized her as an accomplished, and respected, career middle-level visual arts educator. She is also a published curriculum specialist and arts advocate. Learn more about the Washington Art Education Association and this award on their website.

The Bellevue School District acknowledges that we learn, work, live and gather on the Indigenous Land of the Coast Salish peoples, specifically the Duwamish and Snoqualmie Tribes. We thank these caretakers of this land, who have lived and continue to live here, since time immemorial.