The Tennessee Art Education Association recently named 2014 alumna Emily Sanford as their 2015-2016 “Rookie of the Year,” for her excellent work as a first-year art educator at Glengarry Elementary. The award is given to recognize excellence in professional accomplishment and service by an art educator.
Sanford graduated from Belmont with honors in December 2014 and was hired at the school in January. A release from the district says she has helped create a strong art classroom that helps her students express their voice. It further stated, “Ms. Sanford exemplifies the highly qualified individuals who are in the field of art education today: leaders, teachers, students, scholars and advocates who give their best to the profession.”
TAEA is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to advance quality visual arts education and membership includes elementary, middle level and high school art teachers in Tennessee.