Inaugural Award Recognizes 10 Educators for Advancing Art Education, Inspiring Students
APPLETON, Wis., October 06, 2022--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PRANG®, the maker of high-quality student art materials for more than 100 years, announced the recipients of the inaugural PRANG® Art Teacher of the Year awards. Ten recipients were selected for making significant contributions in the lives of their students by advancing art education and inspiring self-expression.
"We know art teachers are the unsung heroes of every school in the country," said Dixon Ticonderoga Company’s EVP Sales and Marketing, Steve Boyea. "The nominations were heartfelt and inspiring and revealed the incredible connection art teachers make with their students, colleagues, and communities."
Nominations were submitted to the PRANG website and came from fellow teachers, administrators, parents, current and former students, and community members. A highly esteemed committee selected the 10 art teachers from more than 1,900 nominations submitted.
"Being on the selection committee for the PRANG Art Teacher of the Year awards was a great experience and I appreciated the opportunity to be a part of it," said President and CEO of Americans for the Arts Nolen Bivens. "The nominations revealed the tremendous impact art teachers have on their students. Participating further strengthens my commitment to equitable advocacy for the power of the arts in education. Congratulations to all the winners and everyone who was nominated."
The teachers selected as PRANG Art Teacher of the Year will be honored and receive PRANG products for their art room with a retail value of $5,000. This is an annual award that PRANG looks forward to celebrating year after year.
A list of winners and brief biographies can be viewed on the PRANG website.
PRANG was founded in 1882 by Louis Prang, an American printer, lithographer, and publisher who believed that art plays a vital role in fostering imagination and independent expression — especially in children. Prang was a pioneer in advocating for art in education and published the first comprehensive training program for public school art teachers. Prang also developed non-toxic formulas for products, which led him to create a full line of high-quality, child-safe art products. Prang’s vision lives on today.
At Dixon Ticonderoga Company, we enable students, thinkers, and artists to transform their visions into realities. We do this because we believe creativity can change the world. This is why we produce the world’s best pencil, the finest art papers, premium art supplies, craft essentials and more … to give everyone the tools and confidence to put pencil to paper, make that first brush stroke or share his or her ideas. Dixon Ticonderoga Company. The Catalyst of Creativity.
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