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Concord University professor among art educators honored by WVAEA

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Dr. Lauri Reidmiller (left) receives the Higher Education Art Educator of the Year Award  from WVAEA president-elect Jennifer Yerdon LeJeune. Dr. Lauri Reidmiller (left) receives the Higher Education Art Educator of the Year Award from WVAEA president-elect Jennifer Yerdon LeJeune.
Kimberly Sexton (left) receives the Higher Education Art Education Student of the Year Award  from WVAEA president-elect Jennifer Yerdon LeJeune. Kimberly Sexton (left) receives the Higher Education Art Education Student of the Year Award from WVAEA president-elect Jennifer Yerdon LeJeune.
Wayne “David” Poticher III receives the Elementary School Art Educator of the Year Award Wayne “David” Poticher III receives the Elementary School Art Educator of the Year Award
ATHENS, W.Va. – Concord University Associate Professor of Art Dr. Lauri Reidmiller has been named the 2014 West Virginia Higher Education Art Educator of the Year by the West Virginia Art Education Association (WVAEA). This award recognizes excellence in teaching, leadership, and contribution to the field of art education at the university and state level. This is the third time Dr. Reidmiller has received this honor.

Presentation of the award was made during the WVAEA 2014 State Conference held at the Parkersburg Art Center Oct. 17-18.

Current Concord student Kimberly Sexton and Concord graduate Wayne “David” Poticher III were also honored at the conference.

Mrs. Sexton received the West Virginia 2014 Higher Education Art Education Student of the Year Award. This award recognizes contribution to the field of art education at the university level. Mrs. Sexton is presently student teaching in Raleigh County. She is also the recipient of the 2014 Outstanding Senior in Art Education Award given by Concord University's Art Department.

Mr. Poticher was named the West Virginia 2014 Elementary School Art Educator of the Year for exemplary teaching performance in the classroom. He is a recent graduate of Concord University's Art Education program and teaches at Rainelle Elementary and Crichton Elementary. Mr. Poticher is also the recipient of the 2013 Outstanding Art Educator in the Field Award given by Concord University's Art Department.

“The recipients of these awards are multi-talented, hardworking and dedicated educators who embody why art education is so vital. They have both served as presidents of the Concord University National Art Education Association Student Chapter, presented at state conferences, traveled with me to national conferences and serve their local communities,” Dr. Reidmiller said. “My goals are to increase public awareness of the importance of quality art education. My instruction is designed to set high standards and show my students how these can be achieved. Kimberly and David exemplify what I teach.”

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