Joshua Drews 2020 National Secondary Art Educator
Alexandria, VA—The National Art Education Association has named Joshua Drews, of Columbia, SC, to receive the 2020 National Secondary Art Educator Award. This prestigious award, determined through a peer review of nominations, recognizes the exemplary contributions, service, and achievements of one outstanding NAEA member annually at the National level within their division. The award will be presented at the NAEA National Convention in Minneapolis, MN, March 26-28, 2020.
NAEA President Thom Knab states, "This award is being given to recognize excellence in professional accomplishment and service by a dedicated art educator. Joshua Drews 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. We 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 25 foreign countries.
The mission of NAEA is to advance visual arts education to fulfill human potential and promote global understanding.
South Carolina Art Education Foundation is a chapter of the National Art Education Association (NAEA), which advances visual arts education to fulfill human potential and promote global understanding.