Battle Ground teacher named 2021 Secondary Art Educator of the Year

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The Board of Directors of the Washington Art Education Association (WAEA) announced that Becky Broyles, a teacher in Battle Ground, has been awarded the 2021 Secondary Art Educator of the Year award.

The award is given to those who stand out in local and state levels of participation, education and advocacy, stated a news release.

Recipients of WAEA awards are eligible for future nominations for regional and national recognition.

Broyles has worked for Battle Ground Public Schools for 12 years. She currently teaches high school visual art and media art classes at River HomeLink, a public K-12 parent-partnership alternative school.

Her students have won numerous awards and have had their work published while working on projects that enrich their futures as artists and designers, stated the release.

Broyles is actively involved at the local, state, and international levels of art education.

As part of the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction Statewide Arts Guidance on Reopening Schools Committee (2020-21), she created a crowd-sourced database for media arts teachers during the pandemic.

She also heads the crafts department at the American School in Japan Summer Day Camp in Tokyo each summer.

All award winners were honored during the WAEA Fall Conference on Oct. 15.

More information can be found online at waeaboard.net/awards2021.html.

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