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Teacher Awards



Los Angeles Regional Scholastic Teacher Award

My students received 44 Scholastic awards, 2nd highest of any LA Region teacher.

Annual award by Scholastic Art Awards and Ovation TV

2009: CalArts CAP Teacher of the Year Annual award by CalArts CAP program to teachers making exceptional contributions to the CAP Community Arts Partnership program. Award given at annual CAP Luncheon.


2007: Photography Teacher of the Year (Patron Saint of Photography): Annual award by the Center in Santa Fe to one nominated candidate on the following criteria: -passion for teaching – ability to excite students – concern for students as individuals  -enduring artistic curiosity. $2,500 cash award plus prizes. Juror: John Weiss, Art Professor, U. of Delaware

2005: Bravo Finalist: one of four art teachers chosen by the Los Angeles Music Center recognized for creativity, innovation and excellence in arts education; ceremony held at Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles

2005: Best of the Web Award: Teacher Focused Site, Bell High Photo Website was one of four sites chosen nationwide by The Center for Digital Education (publisher of “Converge Online”), ceremony held at Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas

2003: Art Teacher of the Year, Otis: one of three art teachers chosen throughout California for excellence in teaching by Otis College of Art and Design (Los Angeles); ceremony held at Beverly Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hills

2003: Workforce Development Award, First Place. Category: Successful Encouragement of Non-Traditional Goal Pursuits, as Program Co-Director of Photography Program, Los Angeles City College, cash award from Chancellor of LA Community Colleges District

2002: Fulfillment Fund Teacher Achievement Award: one of fifteen $2,000 cash awards given to teachers across L.A. who are nominated by their students and further recommended by their colleagues as being truly outstanding; ceremony at Kodak Theater


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