The Ohio Art Education Association recognized elementary art teacher Maryann Rodin, the 2022 recipient of the Outstanding Art Teacher Award for her commitment to supporting the visual arts and positive impact to our region. Her nomination for this distinction was selected from a collection of almost 2,000 art educators statewide.
Maryann shares, “During my college years, the DBAE (Discipline-Based Art Education) philosophy was being taught. I still base a lot of my teaching around this. I believe that all students are artists when they are in my classroom. My job as an art educator is to teach and provide my students with the knowledge and skills to be successful artists. I believe that the visual arts are one of the few places that students can truly express themselves and be creative. I continue to grow each day as an artist, teacher, and student. I use these sets of beliefs to create a classroom where all the students are accepted, loved, and inspired.”
Congratulations to Maryann for this well-deserved recognition.