Heidi Wright – 2014 Champion of the Arts

Heidi Wright – 2014 Champion of the Arts

Heidi Wright has been a long time employee of Yukon Koyukuk School District, and through her many roles has inspired students and colleagues alike. Over the last 25+ years, she has served as a teacher’s aide, K-12 principal/teacher, and most currently Raven...
Cori Anthony – 2013 Champion of the Arts

Cori Anthony – 2013 Champion of the Arts

Cori Anthony of Fairbanks is the Vice Principal at Randy Smith Middle School, as well as the President of the Board of the Fairbanks Concert Association and a member of the Fairbanks Art and Culture in Education Committee. As a teacher, she made sure her students had...
Roy Stone – 2013 Champion of the Arts

Roy Stone – 2013 Champion of the Arts

Roy Stone of Palmer is an art instructor at Colony Middle School. Described as a true artist, she introduces her students to a variety of media and is always willing to help other art programs, not only in the school, but the district. She teaches district courses,...
Jennifer Bradley – 2013 Champion of the Arts

Jennifer Bradley – 2013 Champion of the Arts

The third Champion is Jennifer Bradley of Bethel who is an art teacher at Bethel Regional High School. Her classes are robust and rigorous and her students express themselves while learning key concepts. Her students’ work is displayed throughout the school, creating...

Kirk Garbisch – 2012 Champion of the Arts

Kirk Garbisch has had a tremendous impact on arts education in Wrangell as well as Southeast Alaska as the high school art teacher since 1982. During this time he provided the students of Wrangell with opportunities to develop and show their arts. With technology...

John Sinnok – 2012 Champion of the Arts

John Sinnok is AAEC’s Champion of the Arts from the Arctic Region.  John’s students have entered carvings and sewing in the Heard Museum All Native Student Art and Sale arts show in Phoenix, Arizona every year for the last 10 years and his students consistently win 26...
Elaine Larson – 2012 Champion of the Arts

Elaine Larson – 2012 Champion of the Arts

A second Champion on the Arts comes from the Kenai Peninsula.  Elaine Larson is a music, movement and drama specialist in the Kaleidoscope School of Arts and Science, a K-6 public charter school, which she helped to found in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District...

Kodiak Island School Board – 2012 Champion of the Arts

AAEC ‘s Board knows that “it takes a village” to make positive changes to integrate the arts in Alaska’s classrooms, schools, and communities.  It takes school and community individuals, leaders, and groups to bring awareness of why the arts are important in our...