It was my great honour to accept the 2015 Ontario Art Education Association’s Elementary Art Educator of the Year Award on Thursday, February 25, 2016 at http://artscapeyoungplace.ca/. As an art educator and advocate for the arts in education, I began my relationship with the OAEA as early as 2003 when I studied art education at OISE. Since then I am proud to be associated with such dedicated educators that comprise the OAEA and I would to thank my wife, family, friends and colleagues for their support throughout the last 12 years of my teaching career in Toronto. Particularly, I wish to thank Beryl Cohen, Lisa Sanders, and Jane Dewar for their nomination – I am humbled and honoured to receive this award and will continue to work hard to advocate for the arts in education.
OAEA provides leadership and advocacy for the development and support of visual arts/media arts in education in Ontario.