Parker School art teacher Lisa Hummel has been recognized by online children’s art museum Artsonia for outstanding leadership in the area of arts education. The school’s gallery at artsonia.com/schools/Parker32 ranks No. 1 in the state, according to the site.
The Leadership Award honors teachers who go beyond classroom walls to encourage family and community involvement in arts education. The award also recognizes significant achievement in the area of technology integration within the school arts program. State rankings are based on specific criteria, which demonstrate both aspects of the award.
During the 2011-12 school year, the Parker Lower School gallery showcased 802 pieces of art. The collection has been visited more than 2,000 times and has received 79 comments from friends and family. Family members can purchase keepsakes imprinted with their child’s artwork; Artsonia donates 20 percent of its annual product revenue back to schools.
For more information, visit parkerschool.net.