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November Member Spotlight

Congratulations to our 2019 AENJ Conference: ARTify Scavenger Hunt Winners! This year we found out that our AENJ members have a tough competitive spirit! Their participation in our first digital conference Scavenger Hunt gave us a chance to showcase their passion, and fun spirt. Grand Prize: Amy Hynes Tie for Second: Elizabeth Wassel and Jess Fravel-Barreto Third [...]

By |2019-10-31T16:04:02+00:00November 1st, 2019|Member Spotlight|0 Comments

October Member Spotlight – The Division Award Recipients!

This month, we honor our Division Award Recipients! These individuals were nominated by their peers for their dedication to the field of art education in NJ. They will be recognized on Saturday, October 5th at our President's Dinner during the 2019 Conference - Artify! Elementary Division: Charlene Anolik, Bergenfield Public Schools Middle Division: Megan Hawthorne, [...]

By |2019-10-01T22:29:59+00:00October 1st, 2019|Member Spotlight|Comments Off on October Member Spotlight – The Division Award Recipients!

September Member Spotlight – Kara Rehm

Our September Member Spotlight recognizes Kara Rehm, for her advocacy of art education. Kara is an art teacher from Vineland Public Schools-Dr. John H. Winslow Elementary School. Kara’s message as an art educator is for students to “make their mark”.  She believes learning and creating require taking risks and that teaching is about the mark [...]

By |2019-09-08T19:09:35+00:00September 1st, 2019|Member Spotlight|Comments Off on September Member Spotlight – Kara Rehm

August Member Spotlight – Jennifer LaScala

Our August Member Spotlight recognizes Jennifer LaScala, a high school art teacher at Sayreville War Memorial High School. Jennifer Grimm LaScala is the director of Clay In Mind, a statewide juried ceramic exhibition for NJ high school art students. Jennifer facilitates the participation of her own students and coordinates the entire exhibit in collaboration with the [...]

By |2019-07-31T20:04:18+00:00August 1st, 2019|Member Spotlight|Comments Off on August Member Spotlight – Jennifer LaScala

July Member Spotlight – Gayle Gruber

Our July Member Spotlight recognizes Gayle Gruber, MAEDL, MA, National Board Certified Art Teacher- Early and Middle Childhood Art. Gayle has been teaching for 17 years, 13 of those as a middle school art educator at Lake Riviera Middle School in Brick Township, NJ. Prior to becoming a teacher, Gayle has worked at both the [...]

By |2019-07-01T11:05:09+00:00July 1st, 2019|Member Spotlight|Comments Off on July Member Spotlight – Gayle Gruber

June Member Spotlight – GayHong Hua

Our June Member Spotlight recognizes GayHong Hua, middle school art teacher from Timberland Middle School, Hopewell Valley Regional School District.  GayHong was nominated by her colleague at Hopewell Valley Central High School, Lora Durr. In her nomination, Ms. Durr said:  "GayHong and I first met when she was teaching at Hopewell Elementary School. At the [...]

By |2019-06-01T01:08:38+00:00June 1st, 2019|Member Spotlight|Comments Off on June Member Spotlight – GayHong Hua

May Member Spotlight – Susan Bivona

  Our May Member Spotlight recognizes Susan Bivona, elementary art teacher at Mount Prospect School, Basking Ridge, NJ Mrs. Bivona has been the art teacher at Mount Prospect School in Basking Ridge, NJ (Bernards Township School District) for the past 18 years.  Ten years ago, when the school was celebrating its 10th Anniversary - all the [...]

By |2019-05-03T01:07:20+00:00May 3rd, 2019|Member Spotlight|Comments Off on May Member Spotlight – Susan Bivona

April Member Spotlight: Gail Fountaine

Gail Fountaine is an art educator at Grace M. Dunn Middle School in Trenton, NJ. Gail was nominated by friend and colleague, Debbie Greh. We asked Gail to tell us about her teaching: "As an art teacher at Grace A. Dunn Middle School, I teach 6th, 7th and 8th-grade students drawing, 2-D and 3-D based [...]

By |2019-04-01T03:34:21+00:00April 1st, 2019|Member Spotlight|Comments Off on April Member Spotlight: Gail Fountaine

March Member Spotlight: Megan Rademacher

Megan Rademacher is a grade 4-8 art educator at Milltown's Joyce Kilmer School. She was nominated by Mary O'Mara, a member of the school board in Milltown. "Ms. Rademacher is tireless in her pursuit of strengthening art education at Joyce Kilmer School, but she is just as committed to the student body as a whole. [...]

By |2019-02-14T00:15:29+00:00March 1st, 2019|Member Spotlight|Comments Off on March Member Spotlight: Megan Rademacher

February Member Spotlight: Megan Hawthorne

Our February Member Spotlight is Megan Hawthorne! Megan is an art teacher at Highland Park Middle School and she was nominated by Antonia Germanos. We asked Megan to tell us about herself and her teaching: I’m in my 13th year working at Highland Park Middle School and 14th year in education overall. My teaching [...]

By |2019-01-24T13:39:30+00:00February 1st, 2019|Member Spotlight|Comments Off on February Member Spotlight: Megan Hawthorne