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Missouri Art Education Association Names Melanie Robinson Art Educator of the Year

Melanie Robinson Melanie Robinson, art teacher at Cedar Springs Elementary School in the Northwest R-I School District, has been named the Missouri Art Education Association Art Educator of the Year.

Robinson will receive her award at a ceremony in March, 2020 in St. Louis, and will also be recognized at the 2021 National Art Education Association Convention Western Region meeting in March, 2021.

Robinson was chosen by her peers “as an outstanding educator who displays great leadership, commitment to teaching, and demonstrated accomplishments not only inside the classroom, but outside, and within the organization.”

“This award is amazing,” exclaimed Robinson. “It is an honor to be recognized by the Missouri Art Education Association. I thoroughly enjoy teaching art and all of my students.”

Robinson is in her 19th year of teaching at Northwest and 25th year of teaching overall. This is her second time to be recognized for the award, previously winning in 2003.