Hey Wisconsin Art Education Association members. We know you have amazing and relevant art experiences to share at our Fall Conference in Red Wing, Minnesota in October... make sure you submit your conference proposals by June 1st!!
We are so excited to be pioneering this idea of working together with the Art Educators of Minnesota to network and build our professional community as well as uplift and inspire each other. Expect this conference to be full of time to connect, create, and collaborate!!
We all have great ideas, techniques and information to share. What's yours? Submit a session proposal today!
Congratulations Wisconsin Art Education Association Art Teacher of the Month: Justin Markgraf
School: Unified School District of Antigo, Antigo High School
Nominator: Jill Fortin
Why he was nominated:
Justin is an example of a great teacher who always puts his students first. He is a role model to so many of his students and he takes the time to build relationships that encourage students to be the best members of the school that they can be. Justin is a very vocal advocate for all students. Justin is artistic and extremely creative.
Justin Markgraf runs an awesome art club with over 50 members and enjoys taking them on trips to various galleries and club events and campus visits. Justin is very active in his community. Some examples include: Justin is the Art Department Chair Justin is a member of the E-MLSS District Team He is a RTI District Coach, PBIS District Coach, District Technology Coach and Art Club Advisor Creative Director of Annual AHS Musical, where he does set design
Justin has taught Art to 8-12 in the Antigo school district since 2014. He specializes in the 3-D arts and really excels at teaching Art Metals, Sculpture, and Ceramics. Justin is an established potter and owns his own Landscaping company.
Congratulations Wisconsin Art Education Association Art Teacher of the Month: Trisha Branson
School: Waupun Area Junior-Senior High School
Nominator: Cassie Johnston
Why she was nominated:
Mrs. Branson should be considered for Art Teacher of the Month by the Wisconsin Art Education Association because her dedication to her passion in the profession is inspiring to all around her in the community. She empowers her students to take artistic risks and go on a journey of discovery with her. She works with them and guides them to develop their skills and grow in confidence.
Mrs. Branson's ability to connect with her students is what puts her on another level above her peers. Whether you're a young child, novice artist, or advanced in your artistic education; Mrs. Branson is able to inspire and guide all minds to find their passion.
Mrs. Branson's teaching career centers around the empowerment of her students. She has a strong passion to educate young minds and help them blossom on their artistic journey. She takes the time to build positive relationships with all of her students and is a strong advocate of the arts. She is a resourceful and imaginative art teacher with 17 +years of experience teaching at the Elementary/High School/College Level. She holds a double bachelor's degree in Graphic Communications and Art Education. She uses this to share her passion for both digital and fine arts. She is trained in a wide variety of artistic mediums and has spent the last 6 years inspiring students at the Waupun Area Junior-Senior High School. She enjoys teaching the arts and advising Junior high yearbook staff.
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