10.14.20221 Frank Korb Selected as Outstanding Secondary Art Educator Award
(Fort Atkinson, WI) - The arts are valued and celebrated by the School District of Fort Atkinson and the Fort Atkinson community as a whole. The School District of Fort Atkinson is excited to share that one of our art educators has earned state-level recognition from the Wisconsin Art Education Association for their continuous dedication to our students, and our learning community.
“On behalf of the Wisconsin Art Education Association, it is my great pleasure and honor to inform you that Frank Korb has been selected for the Outstanding Secondary Art Educator Award.” Leah Keller, WAEA President commented.
The Outstanding Art Educator is awarded to a WAEA member from each division who has significantly contributed to the individual's division in art education (elementary, middle, secondary, higher education, supervision/administration, private education, retired and museum education) on the local, state and/or national levels.
"Frank is truly a dedicated and motivated leader taking on additional roles and responsibilities beyond that of an everyday art instructor. His role in state-level organizations, including regional leadership as the Southeastern WI regional Vice-President and Statewide leadership as the Youth Art Month Chairperson for two years, put him in a network that continues to expand opportunities for our students. Aside from having one of our student's artwork proudly displayed in the state Governor's office, he increased awareness in public forums and the political arena of the continued need of focus to expand the arts in our everyday lives. His classroom work and drive to bring the 21" Century into the classroom is beyond admirable and his students recognize and appreciate the work he has done during a pandemic and beyond. In addition, Frank can be witnessed constantly striving to remain technologically advanced and relevant to insure the success of our programs through his Google Certified Educator Level 1 and the goal of Level 2 certifications. His collaboration with other members of our high school staff contributed to our school being the first in the school district to have all certified staff being Google 1 certified as well." Commented Dan Halvorsen, principal of Fort Atkinson High School
The award ceremony will be held at our annual conference on Thursday, October 21, 2021, at Hotel Mead and Conference Center’s Grand Ballroom at 4:30 in the afternoon.
To learn more about the award, please visit: http://www.artandsoulconference2021.com/2021-waea-award-winners.html