NAEA 2018 Eastern Region Art Educator Award. The National Art Education Association recognized state-level art educator of the year. I was honored to receive the 2018 Massachusetts Art Educator of the Year from Laura Marotta, President of Massachusetts Art Education Association, who is one of my alumna from Tufts-SMFA! Such a meaningful event with many thanks to Diane Wilkin. March 23, 2018.
So honored and grateful to have received Massachusetts Art Educator of the Year Award from MAEA convention.
The MAEA team made these wonderful hand crafted ceramic plaques for the 2017 Art Educator Awards.
MAEA 2017 Art Educator Award Winners. This photo features the Award recipients from each MAEA Division with whom I am deeply honored to be affiliated - at the MAEA convention in Amherst, Massachusetts. November 11-12, 2017.
NAEA 2017 Eastern Region Supervision/Administration Art Educator Award of the National Art Education Association. This photo features the Eastern Region Award recipients from each NAEA Division at the NAEA convention in New York, NY. March 2-4, 2017.
NAEA 2016 Women's Caucus Carrie Nordlund Award in PK-12 Feminist Pedagogy At the annual convention of the National Art Education Association 2016, I was grateful to receive the Carrie Nordlund Award in PK-12 Feminist Pedagogy from the NAEA Women’s Caucus. Deep appreciation for the women with whom I shared the awards evening: Michelle Bae-Dimitriadis received the Mary J. Rouse Award; Pamela Taylor received the Kathy Connors Teaching Award; Debbie Smith-Shank received the June King McFee Award; Read M. Diket received the Maryl Fletcher de Jong Service Award. If you want to download my power point, in which I embedded my audio narration of my award talk presentation, click below.
GRANT: Amherst Education Foundation. $10,000. Picture My Immigration Story. To research, write, design and produce an exhibition depicting our Amherst Regional Middle School (ARMS) community immigration stories in photographic portraits and accompanying text. We also intend to produce some bound books of the exhibit contents. Sept 2017-June 2018. Co-authored grant with Alicia Lopez.
GRANT: National Education Association. $5000. GROUP LEARNING AND LEADERSHIP GRANT – Professional Development Grant: Practice, Curriculum, Student Engagement. PROJECT TITLE: Afro Caribbean Culture, Arts and Academics: Practice, Curriculum, and Student Engagement. Grant partner with dance teacher, Elisabeth Olivera. October 2015- June 2016.
GRANT: National Art Education Foundation. Research grant funded $10,000 for Digital Visual Culture Project to work with Boston Public School art teacher in elementary art classroom engaging in critical video production and analysis. July 2011-June 2012.
GRANT: Marion and Jasper Whiting Foundation: Fellowship for Higher Education. Travel grant funded $5000 to Senegal, West Africa with the Senegal-America-Project in winter 2011-2012.
AWARD: Eastern Region (USA) 2010 Art Educator of the Year for Higher Education awarded by the National Art Education Association.
AWARD: Massachusetts 2010 Art Educator of the Year for Higher Education awarded by the Massachusetts Art Education Association, the state chapter of the National Art Education Association.
GRANT: Selected as Artist-Educator for Unlocking the Light (UTL). http://www.unlockingthelight.org/ Integrating the arts into juvenile justice education through embedded professional development for DYS teachers. Funded by the U.S. Department of Education though the Office of Innovation and Improvement. UTL Is a partnership between the Hampshire Educational Collaborative (HEC) and the Massachusetts Department of Youth Services (DYS). Program Director Derek Fenner and the Coalition for Arts for Court Involved Youth. 2009-2011.
GRANT: Augusta Savage Gallery, Artists International Residency Grant. University of Massachusetts Amherst. Ecuador Amazon rainforest and Indigenous Secoyan Community. Summer 2007.
AWARD: Dakin Community Education Award from the Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce. 2006.
AWARD: National Multicultural Educator Award from the National Association for Multicultural Education. 2005.
FELLOWSHIP: AERA American Education Research Association Research Fellow. Selected to participate in AERA Winter Institute on ABER Arts-Based Educational Research led by Elliot Eisner, Rita Irwin, Tom Barone. Winter 2005.
GRANT: Graduate Student Travel Grant from the University of Massachusetts School of Education to support a presentation at N.A.M.E. conference. Fall 2003, Fall 2004, Spring 2005.
GRANT: AAEA-Amherst Area Education Alliance grant to develop study group for public school art teachers. Art making workshops and curriculum development. Spring 2003-Summer 2004.
GRANT: Amherst Public Schools Staff Development Grant to develop study group for public school art teachers. Art making workshops and curriculum development. Spring 2003-Summer 2004.
AWARD: Amherst Public Schools Superintendent’s Award for Multicultural Education and Peace Education, September 99.
GRANT: Amherst Arts Council 98-99, Grant to bring Chinese Opera performers to Amherst schools.
FELLOWSHIP for Culturally Responsive Practice, AACTE American Assoc. Colleges of Teacher Education, 97-98.
GRANT: NAEA National Art Ed Association, Mary McMullan Fund Grant for developing multicultural art resource kits. Spring 97-Spring 98.
GRANT: Staff Development Grant from Amherst Public Schools to support the development and implementation of three multicultural resource kits. December 96-June 97.
GRANT: AAEA Grant from Amherst Area Education Alliance to initiate the development of three multicultural resource kits. May 96-June 97.
AWARD: World of Difference Award, presented by the Anti-defamation league to ten teachers in New England for outstanding teaching in social justice and multicultural awareness. June 95.