Juarez Selected as Wisconsin Art Educator of the Year
Congratulations to Mr. Frank Juarez who has been selected as the 2015 Wisconsin Art Educator of the Year by the Wisconsin Art Education Association (WAEA). Art Educator of the Year is awarded to a WAEA member who has significantly demonstrated a long-term contribution to the WAEA and art education on the local, state and national levels.
Juarez is an art teacher at Sheboygan North High School and is a committed and involved advocate for the arts and arts education. Juarez serves as the Sheboygan Area School District Art Department Chair, a North High School Learning Leader, a Professional Development Plan reviewer and the Secondary-level Art Liaison. He has established an Artist-in-Residence program at North High School, created the North High School Art Gallery, and is the co-advisor of the North High Art Club.
“Frank is a highly-respected teacher in our district and he works tirelessly to promote, integrate and support art education in our schools and community,” said Seth Harvatine, Director of Instructional Services for the Sheboygan Area School District.
During the recognition presentation at the Sheboygan Area School District Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, May 26, North High School Principal Jason Bull said “Although clay, acrylic, crayons and lead are the some of the tools with which Frank and students create, it is the relationships, inspiration, and commitment to the world of Art and education that is allowing Frank to truly create a masterpiece. The masterpiece Frank is creating is a culture of exploration, reflection and appreciation of not only education and Art, but, most importantly, of people.”
Juarez has served the Wisconsin Art Education Association as President Elect, President, and Past President. In 2009, he was recognized as Outstanding Educator of the Year - Secondary Division. He has also been a delegate for the National Art Education Association.
Juarez is also the Gallery Director of the Frank Juarez Art Gallery in Sheboygan, WI.
Juarez will be honored at the WAEA Fall Conference Awards Ceremony in Appleton, WI on October 22, 2015.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
May 29, 2015