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Top Honors for M.A. in Art Education Director and Alumnae

Sharon Johnson, Vanessa Lopez-Sparaco '07 and September L. Buys '04 receive awards from National Art Education Association

Posted 03.14.11 by The Center for Art Education

We are very excited to announce the following M.A. in Art Education community members have been awarded top honors by the National Art Education Association.  Their awards were given to them at the NAEA National Convention in Seattle, Washington on March 17-20, 2011.

  • Vanessa Lopez-Sparaco, M.A. in Art Education alum, Class of 2007, has been selected as this year's recipient of the Eastern Middle Level Art Educator of the Year Award.

  • September L. Buys, M.A. in Art Education alum, Class of 2004, has been selected as this year's recipient of the Western Middle Level Art Educator of the Year Award.

 



More about Sharon Johnson, Ph. D.

Sharon Johnson, Ph. D. launched the M.A. in Art Education program when she came to MICA more than a decade ago. In this program, Johnson has a strong commitment to mentoring her students' individual research interests derived from their experience teaching art in school, museum and community settings. For more on her and the program, click here.

"There is no greater testament of your exemplary contributions to the field of visual arts education than being chosen for this prestigious award," NAEA Executive Director Deborah Reeve told Johnson upon the announcement of the honor. To read about MICA and the NAEA, please visit: www.mica.edu/naea.