Dodgen Art Teacher Wins National Award

Dodgen Art Teacher Named 2019 Outstanding National Junior Art Honor Society Sponsor

The National Art Education Association has named Joan Weatherford, of Marietta, GA, to receive the 2019 Outstanding National Junior Art Honor Society Sponsor. This prestigious award, determined through a peer review of nominations, recognizes dedication from an NAEA member who sponsors an outstanding National Junior Art Honor Society Chapter. The award will be presented at the NAEA National Convention in Boston, MA, March 14-16, 2019.

NAEA President Kim Huyler Defibaugh states, “This award is being given to recognize excellence in professional accomplishment and service by a dedicated art educator. Joan Weatherford exemplifies the highly qualified art educators active in education today: leaders, teachers, students, scholars, and advocates who give their best to their students and the profession.”

NAEA is the professional association for art educators. Members include elementary, secondary, middle level and high school art educators; university and college professors; education directors who oversee education in our nation’s fine art museums, administrators and supervisors who oversee art education in school districts, state departments of education, arts councils; and teaching artists throughout the United States and many foreign countries.

For more information about the association and its awards program visit the NAEA website at



Laura LaQuaglia, Supervisor
Visual Arts

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