Jessie L. Whitehead has been selected by the National Art Education Association to receive the 2012 J. Eugene Grigsby, Jr. Award. This award recognizes an outstanding NAEA member who has brought distinction to the field of art education through an exceptional and continuous record of achievement which has significantly impacted the multiethnic community. The award will be presented at the NAEA National Convention in New York, New York, March 1-4, 2012.
NAEA President, F. Robert Sabol states, “This award is being given to recognize excellence in professional accomplishment and service by a dedicated art educator. This recipient exemplifies the highly qualified individuals active in the field of art education today: leaders, teachers, students, scholars, and advocates who give their best to the profession.”
NAEA is the professional association for art educators. Members include elementary, secondary, middle level and high school art teachers; 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 artists throughout the United States and many foreign countries.
For more information visit the NAEA website at http://www.arteducators.org