Dorchester School District Two Teacher Receives Art Education Award

Catherine Ellis

A teacher from Ashley Ridge High School in Dorchester School District Two received an art education award from the South Carolina Art Education Association.

Mrs. Catherine Ellis, ARHS visual art teacher, received the Mary Whyte Art Educator Award and a $5,000 prize. The annual honor highlights a South Carolina high school art teacher who demonstrates excellence in teaching through creativity, inspiration, dedication, and skill. This award is open to South Carolina art teachers who apply and then are reviewed by a panel of judges. The judges look for community involvement, dedication to arts education, collaboration with others, quality student artwork, and involvement as an artist in their community.

“I could not be more honored to receive the Mary Whyte Educator Award,” said Mrs. Ellis. “As a visual art teacher, I love my craft and the students I get to teach and inspire. Mary Whyte has created an amazing opportunity to highlight one SC visual art teacher who has demonstrated superior commitment to their students and to their craft. I am elated to be recognized for this outstanding award that will be presented by Mary Whyte herself at the South Carolina Art Educator Association Conference.”

Mrs. Ellis will receive the award on November 19 in Greenville, SC.

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