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North High's Juarez Named Outstanding Art Educator
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Frank Juarez, North High Art teacher, has been chosen as the 2009 WAEA Outstanding Art Educator-Secondary Division in the state of Wisconsin. Juarez will be recognized along with other recipients at the 2009 Wisconsin Art Education Association (WAEA) Fall Conference's Awards Ceremony to be held at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design and the Milwaukee Art Museum during fall break in October.

The Outstanding Art Educator - Division Awards are 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.

The following excerpt from the letter Juarez received follows, "In the challenging time in which we live, it is inspiring to know that there are dedicated educators such as yourself who are bringing the truth and beauty of art to our young citizens."

Recently, Juarez was elected the President-Elect of WAEA for 2009-2011. This position comes with a 6-year term; 2 years as President-Elect, 2 years as President, and 2 years as Past-President.

On the local level, Juarez is the Executive Director and President of The Sheboygan Visual Artists (SVA). SVA provides local artists with yearlong opportunities for art exhibitions, art auction, gallery nights, professional development and networking. This year Juarez also became the Art Department Chair at Sheboygan North High School as well as the 6-12 Secondary Art Chairperson. The art department launched a new and improved website, www.nhsart.com, continued to offer art students various art programs such as the "Art within the Community" Patron Program, Artist Lecture Series, and the Raider Mural Club.

In July 2009 Juarez will be presenting his work and discussing his process to a 2-D Design Class at UW-Green Bay and will be spending two weeks in Chicago participating in the Teacher Institute in Contemporary Art Alumni Session at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
June 26, 2009