Recognizing Outstanding Educators in the Arts
Presenting Exceptional Arts Students from Broward County Schools
The winner for 2013:
Theater – Jason Zembuch, South Plantation High, Plantation
Visual Arts – Keri Porter, Wingate Oaks Center, Lauderhill
Music – John Nista, Ramblewood Middle School, Coral Springs
Dance – Toranika Washington, University School at Nova Southeastern University, Broward
Teaching Artist Award – Timothy Leistner, artist, writer, educator
Heather Fingerer, Hollywood Academy of Arts & Science
Aimee Sangster, New Renaissance Middle School
Toranika Washington, University School of Nova Southeastern University
Daniel Slowik, Falcon Cove Middle School
Michelle Terl, Parkway Middle School of the Arts
Jason Zembuch, South Plantation High School
Ysomar Echazabal Granados, St. Bonaventure Catholic School
Matthias Hubsch, Forest Glen Middle School
John Nista, Ramblewood Middle School
- Alison Eager, Seminole Middle School
- Wendi Librach, Flamingo Elementary
- Keri Porter, Wingate Oaks Center
TEACHING ARTIST RECOGNITION AWARDThe Annual Arts Teacher of the Year Awards recognizes outstanding educators in the arts and showcases the artistic excellence of students and faculty of Broward County schools.
To be Announced on November 6, 2013
This event is made possible with the partnership of the following:
- Title Sponsor, Florida Power & Light Company
- Broward Cultural Division
- Business for the Arts of Broward
- School Board of Broward County
- Broward Center for the Performing Arts
- private sector donors
Interested in becoming a sponsor to support
the arts in Broward County schools?
For more infomation click on the brochure below:
The Arts Teacher of the Year Award Program highlights exceptional arts teachers and provides an educational and career development opportunity for arts students to gain valuable experience performing in a high quality, professional institution.
The 28th Annual Arts Teacher of the Year Awards is open to arts teachers in Broward County public, charter and private schools.
There are four (4) categories of awards - Dance, Music, Theater and Visual Arts and there will be one (1) Arts Teacher of the Year Award for each category.
Recipients of the Arts Teacher of the Year Awards will receive an assortment of cash, gifts and public recognition from the Program’s sponsors, the Broward Cultural Division, Business for the Arts of Broward, the School Board of Broward County, Florida, Broward Center for the Performing Arts and other generous private sector donors.
Benefits to Applicants
1. Each Awardee will receive $1,500 with an opportunity to win $500 for their school
2. Tiffany Crystal Apple
3. Gifts from Arts and Cultural Organizations
4. Featured in various publications
Recipients of Arts Teacher of the Year Awards are selected based upon the evaluation, scoring and ranking of applications and classroom visits. The Selection Process is conducted by the Arts Teacher of the Year Awards Selection Panel.
The Arts Teacher of the Year Awards Selection Panel is composed of members of the Broward Cultural Council’s Arts Education Committee. The Arts Education Committee is composed of arts educators and professionals, representatives of arts and cultural organizations, and major institutional partners such as the School Board of Broward County, Florida and the Children’s Services Council of Broward County. The Committee works in collaboration to strengthen Broward County’s arts education coalition and expand access to arts education in schools and communities.
About the Selection Process:
- First, the Arts Teacher of the Year Awards Selection Panel will review and score all eligible applications and identify the top ranked applicants to be designated as finalists.
- Then, Finalists from each award category will then be visited by members of the Panel who will evaluate and score each finalist on their work in the classroom.
- Finally, all Finalists will be recognized at the Arts Excellence 2013 Celebration where the Arts Teacher of the Year Awards will be presented.
Presenting Exceptionally Arts Students from Broward County Schools
The Arts Excellence 2013 Performance Showcase will present selected performing and visual arts artists and ensembles recognized through local, state and national competitions as exceptionally talented in their pursuit of artistic excellence. Top performers from Broward County Schools will showcase their skills during the 28th Annual Arts Teacher of the Year Awards event at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Broward County’s cultural embassy and arts complex. The Arts Excellence 2013 Performance Showcase provides an opportunity for Broward’s remarkable arts students to gain valuable, career experience performing in a high quality, professional, performing arts institution.
Click here to Apply
Deadline for application is May 31, 2013