Beth LeCours 2022 Vermont Art Educator of the Year

photo by Vanessa Fournier
Beth LeCours of East Hardwick was awarded the 2022 Vermont Art Educator of the year by the National Art Eucation Association. LeCours has been the art teacher at Hardwick Elementary School since 2006 and has been in education for over 25 years.

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Art Education Association has named Beth LeCours, of Hardwick, to receive the 2022 Vermont Art Educator. This prestigious award, determined through a peer review of nominations, honors an outstanding member from each state or province association whose service and contribution to art education merits recognition and acclaim. The award will be presented during the NAEA 2022 National Convention in New York.

NAEA President James Haywood Rolling Jr., states, “This award is being given to recognize excellence in professional accomplishment and service by a dedicated art education. Beth LeCours exemplifies the highly qualified art educators active in education today: leaders, teachers, students, scholars, and advocates who give their best to their students and the profession.”

Founded in 1947, the National Art Education Association is the leading professional membership organization exclusively for visual arts educators. Members include elementary, middle, and high school visual arts educators; college and university professors; university students preparing to become art educators; researchers and scholars; teaching artists; administrators and supervisors; and art museum educators – as well as more than 54,000 students who are members of the National Art Honor Society. The Association represent members in all 50 states, plus the District of Columbia, U.S. Possessions, most Canadian Provinces, U.S. military bases around the world, and many foreign countries.