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Elliott Named Art Educator of the Year

  • Published: November 15, 2011

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Contact Julie Long at (585) 389-2456

Elliott Named Art Educator of the Year

Nazareth College is proud to announce that Associate Professor and Director of Art Education Shannon Elliott has been chosen to receive the 2011 New York State Art Teacher’s Association (NYSATA) 2011 New York State Art Educator of the Year Award for demonstrating her outstanding ability and commitment to further the field of art education, both in and out of the classroom.  Elliott will be presented with her award at the 63rd Annual Conference “IMAGINE That! Unlocking the Power of Creativity and Innovation in Art Education” in Tarrytown, N.Y., on November 19, 2011. For more information, please contact Julie Long at (585) 389-2456.

As an exceptional art educator, Elliott’s dedication and vision have set her far apart from her peers. Elliott now has the pleasure of representing New York at the 2011 National Art Educators Association Convention in New York City, N.Y., where she will be honored as one of 50 exemplary art educators of the United States.

For over 18 years, Dr. Elliott has been "inspiring [her] students to approach their teaching as another form of their art." In the graduate classroom, she is able to draw on her experiences as a junior high art teacher in New York City and a high school art teacher in the Rochester area, affording students a wealth of "been-there" advice and passion for her work. A scholar and an artist, Dr. Elliott has been a presenter at the   National Art Education Association Conventions, and has had her work in solo exhibitions in New York City. 

Founded in 1924, Nazareth College is located on a close-knit, suburban campus in the dynamic, metropolitan region of Rochester, N.Y. The College offers challenging academic programs in the liberal arts and sciences and professional programs in health and human services, education, and management. Nazareth's strong cultures of service and community prepare students to be successful professionals and engaged citizens. The College enrolls approximately 2,000 undergraduate students and 1,000 graduate students.

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