STOCKBRIDGE, Mass. — IS183 Art School of the Berkshires is now accepting nominations for its inaugural Berkshire Arts Educator Award. Designed to bring visibility and recognition to the community's most inspiring K-through-12 art educators, the Berkshire Arts Educator Award honors individuals who consistently go above and beyond to inspire imagination and creativity in their students.
IS183 is currently accepting nominations from the community-at-large for outstanding Berkshire educators who teach the arts in a formal or non-formal education setting. The 2013 Berkshire Arts Educator will be selected by a five member panel of educational professionals and community leaders, including Pittsfield Mayor Daniel Bianchi.
One educator will be selected to receive a professional development award of $1183 to be used towards an arts enrichment activity of their choice. The Berkshire Arts Educator Award will be presented at IS183's annual Art Educators Reception, which will take place on Thursday, April 25, from 5 to 7 p.m. at The Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield. The reception is free and open to the public.
Nominations are open to the public and limited to one per person. All Berkshire County K-12 arts educators, including those who teach outside of a formal academic setting, are eligible to be nominated. Nomination forms are available at www.is183.org
or by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
and must be submitted to IS183 by March 25. The winner will be notified by April 15.