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Posted April 12, 2016

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Michelle Lemons Named National Elementary Art Educator of the Year

She also was named New Mexico State Art Educator of the year and Western Regional Art Educator of the Year.

The National Art Education Association has named Michelle Lemons, of Albuquerque, NM, to receive the 2016 National Elementary Art Educator of the Year Award. This prestigious 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. The award will be presented at the NAEA National Convention in Chicago, IL, March 17-19, 2016.

Ms. Lemons also was named the New Mexico State Art Educator of the Year and Western Regional Art Educator of the Year.

NAEA President Patricia Franklin states, "This award is being given to recognize excellence in professional accomplishment and service by a dedicated art educator. Michelle Lemons 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 teachers; 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

 

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