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FDES Art Teacher Award

Mrs. Westman receiving her Art Teacher Award

Congratulations to our outstanding art teacher, Mrs. Jessie Westman. She was recently named the Blude Ridge Region's Elementary Art Teacher of the Year by the Virginia Art Education Association.  This award recognizes art teachers in the region who demonstrate advocacy, leadership, and significant contributions to the field of art education.  Mrs. Westman was recognized during the Virginia Art Education Association Conference, which was held November 7th-9th in Harrisonburg, VA.  She was also a presenter at this conference.

Mrs. Westman graduated from Michigan State University in 2005.  She has been teaching art for over 15 years, and has worked at FDES for the past five years. 

To see what is happening in the FDES art room, please visit @pandaartadventures on Instagram or visit the FDES art YouTube channel.