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October Member Spotlight – 2020 Award Recipients!

In October we honor our annual award recipients! Elementary Division Award: Tenley Marshall Escoffery Middle Division Award: Whitney Ehnert Secondary Division Award: Karen Kiick National Art Honor Society Sponsor Award: Lisa Encke John J. Pappas Recognition Award: Addison Pfeiffer Anthony A. Guadadiello Service Award: Susan Catrone Professional Artist Award: Ricky Boscarino Distinguished Achievement Award: Barbara Benton [...]

By |2020-09-28T17:12:01+00:00October 1st, 2020|Member Spotlight|0 Comments

September Member Spotlight: Niki Lynn Williams

Niki Lynn Williams teaches at Mastery Schools of Camden: Cramer Hill Elementary Niki is a mastermind when it comes to routines and procedures in the Art Classroom. She is always looking for ways to make content more accessible for her students and becoming more mindful of the social and emotional needs of her students. Niki [...]

By |2020-07-22T22:56:57+00:00September 1st, 2020|Member Spotlight|Comments Off on September Member Spotlight: Niki Lynn Williams

August 2020 Member Spotlight: Bethany Franz

Bethany Franz teaches at Bunker Hill Middle School. She was nominated by her supervisor, Gregory B Muscelli. "Mrs. Franz's love for art education is second to none. She is always looking for ways to connect with her kids and grow art education not just in her classes, but in our school. Mrs. Franz has created [...]

By |2020-07-29T15:51:38+00:00August 1st, 2020|Member Spotlight|Comments Off on August 2020 Member Spotlight: Bethany Franz

March- Member Spotlight

March Member Spotlight - Dr. Debbie Greh This month we honor Dr. Debbie Greh. Debbie's kindness, calm, objectivity, generosity, and laughter will be greatly missed. She has been a supporter, advocate, and conduit for the creative arts for many years. Debbie's name is synonymous with the good work of AENJ, having been actively involved with AENJ [...]

By |2020-03-02T16:17:44+00:00March 2nd, 2020|Member Spotlight|Comments Off on March- Member Spotlight

December Member Spotlight – YOU!

For many of us, December is a time for reflecting on the year and celebrating the many accomplishments of 2019. AENJ wants to take this moment acknowledge the amazing work of NJ's art educators and thank you all for the important work you do all year round. This field is nothing without the passion and [...]

By |2019-12-01T20:16:42+00:00December 1st, 2019|Member Spotlight|Comments Off on December Member Spotlight – YOU!

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 spirit. Grand Prize: Amy Hynes Tie for Second: Elizabeth Wassel and Jess Fravel-Barreto Third [...]

By |2020-01-05T17:50:25+00:00November 1st, 2019|Member Spotlight|Comments Off on November Member Spotlight

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