Martinez named Elementary Art Educator of the Year in Colorado

   The Colorado Art Education Association has recognized Christina Martinez, former K-6 art teacher at Holyoke Elementary School, as the recipient of this year’s CAEA Elementary School Art Educator of the Year award.
    This award recognizes excellence in contributions, dedicated service and professional achievements of outstanding CAEA members in the field of visual arts education.
    Martinez has served the art education community at Holyoke Elementary School and in the state of Colorado with an incredible amount of energy and passion. One of only two art teachers in the district, she actively engaged and encouraged the other educators in her rural community and region.
    Her impact on students’ lives and their learning could be seen when wandering the halls of the school and seeing the tremendous work of her students everywhere.
    Kyle Stumpf, Holyoke Elementary School principal, said, “Ms. Martinez has performed the role and duties as our K-6 art teacher with passion, desire, excitement and with a purpose in an effort to positively impact a student’s art understanding and the students’ overall art appreciation.

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