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Congratulations to the 2020 Art Educators of the Year

It is with great pride that we announce the 2020 MAEA Art Educators of the Year. If you would like to honor a colleague please consider nominating them when our nominations open up later this year in November! Learn more. 

MAEA Lifetime Achievement Award –
Timothy O’Connor – New England Art Education Conference, Boston

Art Educator of the Year –
Lizzie Fortin – Worcester Public Schools

Elementary Art Educator of the Year –
Jacob Ginga – Weston Public Schools

Middle Level Art Educator of the Year –
Jonathan Hansen – Mendon-Upton Regional School District

Secondary Art Educator of the Year –
Amanda Davis – Hull Public Schools

Higher Education Art Educator of the Year –
Lora Barrett – University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Museum Art Educator of the Year –
Julie Bernson – deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum, Lincoln

Early Childhood Art Educator of the Year –
Mary Geisser – Bunker Hill Community College, Boston

Exceptional New Art Educator of the Year –
Callie Mulcahy – Worcester Public Schools

Distinguished Service Within the Profession –
Robb Sandagata – Davis Publications, Worcester

Distinguished Service Outside the Profession –
Marc Mastrolia – Ride Studio Cafe, Lexington

Massachusetts Right Whale Climate Mosaic

In mid-June, Our Climate’s youth leaders will be constructing a huge mosaic of a Right Whale on the Boston Common to show our support for strong, effective Massachusetts climate policy. The mosaic will be made out of 12”x12” tiles, preferably from recycled cardboard, but foam board, poster board, etc. all work as well, decorated with a response to the prompt: “What to we stand to lose to climate change?” People are encouraged to write their name, age and representatives on the other side, and have the option to write to their representative responding to the prompt “What climate solutions make you feel hopeful?”

Making art related to climate change is a great way to get youth involved in the environmental movement, especially because their futures are most directly affected. Want to get involved? Host a tile-making party! Deliver completed tiles to an Our Climate Fellow or staff, or send them to: 
Our Climate, attn: Eben Bein
5 Glenn Terrace
Cambridge, MA 02139

Check out the Facebook event for regular updates and information about the event! For more information on the event and tile-making, click this link.

Have questions or need help with anything? Email Our Climate’s New England Coordinator Eben Bein at eben@ourclimate.us