We are delighted to congratulate North Vancouver educator and AFK instructor Teresa Anton on her award for Excellence in Art Education, 2017, from the B.C. Art Teacher's Association.
Daylen Luchsinger, Program Coordinator of AFK,
with Teresa Anton, holding her much-deserved award.
Teresa was nominated for this award by her peers. "Teresa's energy and enthusiasm has helped elevate the creative learning and visual skills of a generation of young artists," says Yolande Martinello, Director of Artists for Kids. "She brings a fresh, creative outlook to her students."
The award ceremony took place as part of the BCATA's Super Conference in Vancouver on October 20 – 21, 2017, at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
Teresa first worked with Artists for Kids in our after school art program, teaching Clay Creations. Her career as a secondary school educator on the North Shore began in 2004 when she taught at Balmoral Secondary School. Several years later she moved to Carson Graham Secondary School where she taught in the International Baccalaureate Program. Since 2014 she has taught at Handsworth Secondary. She has been a vital member of the AFK team as a gallery instructor and has brought her energy and creativity to several enrichment programs.
Teresa is a true leader in art education. Her positive, outgoing perspective sees every challenge as an opportunity. "With Teresa, everything is possible. She is innovative in her approach to projects. And her innate awareness of current art trends makes her an invaluable contributor to our students and their educational experience," says Yolande. "We congratulate Teresa on this award and thank her for her ongoing contribution to our students."