About Our Awards Program!

One of the most important programs OAEA offers is recognition of our members for their outstanding performance as art educators and service to the organization.

 Awards for Members -
Outstanding Art Teachers - individual recognition within each of our nine regions
Division Awards – individual recognition for each of our eight divisions
Advocate Award of Honor and Merit – individual recognition for advocacy action (new for 2016)
Ohio Art Educator of the Year – our lifetime achievement award

 

Recognition for Contributions Outside of OAEA -
Distinguished Service Awards for Citizen, Educator and Business/ Organization – recognition for contributions made to art students from outside of OAEA

These individuals, through their powerfully engaging work and tremendous impact they’ve had on their students, inspired colleagues and fellow OAEA members to nominate them for these awards. We also take the time to appreciate the generous contributions from our community that support our work with Ohio’s art students.

 

The Ohio Art Education Foundation also recognizes excellence through support in scholarship and grant programs.

Student Scholarship – competitive award to undergraduate or graduate student member pursuing licensure in art education
Teacher Incentive Grant – support for a classroom project
Teacher Enrichment Grant – support for professional development

 We will celebrate the following honorees at our annual awards banquet and program on Friday November 6 at our state professional development conference in Dayton. Congratulations to these shining examples of high quality art education in Ohio.

Contact our Awards Chair at [email protected]

                                                    

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OAEA 2017 Awards

 

 

Membership contributions are what make OAEA a vibrant and meaningful professional education organization. We are the sum of our membership efforts to move the profession forward amid very challenging times. With this in mind, one of the most important programs OAEA offers is recognition of our members for their outstanding performance as art educators and service to the organization. These individuals, through their powerfully engaging work and tremendous impact on students, community, colleagues and fellow OAEA members have inspired nominations for their respective awards.

Please join us as we celebrate and congratulate the following honorees at our annual awards banquet and program on Thursday, November 2 at our state professional development conference in Toledo.

Again, congratulations to a group of shining O.A.E.A. examples of high quality art education in Ohio!

2017 Awards:

 Ohio Art Educator of the Year

Randall Robart (EC)

 

Division Awards

Elementary:        Kate Ungrund (SW)
Middle:       Cheryl Wadden Mravec (NE)
Secondary:       Chris Bergert (EC)
Higher Education:       Dr. Robin Vande Zande (NE)
Super/Pol/Admin:       Beth Sheets (NW)
Retired:       Dr. Janice Gallagher (EC)

 

Outstanding Art Teacher Awards

Central:       Mindy Staley, Gail Wilson, Amy Hipple
East Central:       Terri Bradshaw
North Central:       Wendy Marett
North East:      Cindy Naprestek, Jeanette Sulak, Sara Curry
North West:      Matthew Bower, Ann Hymel
South East:      Shannon Fish
South West:      Jane Taylor, Karen Rellar
West:      Julie Brewer, Heather Wackler

 

OAEA Foundation Scholarshio Winners

Dunya Abrahim – Case Western Reserve University
Kaitlyn Jacobs – Mount Saint Joseph University

 

 Service Awards

Distinguished Citizen for Art Education:      Richard Duarte Brown (C)
Distinguished Educator for Art Education:      Dr. Isidore Rudnick (SW)
Distinguished Business for Art Education:      Ohio Arts Council (C)

 

Advocate of Merit Awards

Carmone Macfarlane (NC)
Mary Haas (NC)

 

Distinguished Fellow Inductees

Juliann Dorff (NE)
Leslie Koelsch-Carson (NE)

 

Ohio Department of Education 2018 Teacher of the Year

Jonathan Juravich


 Click Here to see all previous award winners