2014 Champions of Arts in Education

The Alaska Arts Education Consortium Announces 2014 “Champions of Arts in Education” The Alaska Arts Education Consortium (AAEC) Champions of Arts in Education Award was created as a way to formally recognize and honor individuals or organizations from...
Charlotte Fox – 2014 Champion of the Arts

Charlotte Fox – 2014 Champion of the Arts

For 25 years Charlotte Fox has, in a variety of roles, made a remarkable, lasting imprint on arts education in Alaska. As the Executive Director of the Alaska State Council on the Arts, she professed and sustained the belief that “one day there were would be ARTS in...
Nancy Douglas – 2014 Champion of the Arts

Nancy Douglas – 2014 Champion of the Arts

Nancy Douglas is a Tlingit culture bearer and a natural leader. She has been a teacher working with students, families and within communities since 1986. Nancy always integrates traditional ways of life into her work and shares her belief in education and love for the...
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...