October 03, 2011

IT'S AN HONOR JUST TO BE NOMINATED...

BUT IT IS SUPER COOL TO WIN!
You are looking at the Tennessee Elementary Art Teacher of the Year
In the midst of an extremely crazy roller coaster week last week...I got the news.
 I'm extremely excited...very honored...and kind of in disbelief! 
When I started teaching in 1997, this was never even a thought!?!  I was happy to have a job I loved.  Over the years, so many doors have opened for me to do things at the local, state, and national level. This blog has allowed me to interact with other amazing art educators on a global scale.  This has kept the job interesting & challenging...but at the heart of it...I am happy to have a job I love. 
This award is just icing on an already delicious cake!
(the pic was just a silly attempt at me being pageanty! ha ha)

19 comments:

  1. Congratulations; it's an honor well-deserved!

    By the way - I LOVE your crown - did you have to make it yourself?

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  2. Phyl..ya know I did! :) I slapped somethin' together for my silly picture! :) hee hee On a side note Phyl...I've been having trouble commenting on other blogs lately?!?! Have you??? I tried to comment on yours, but it didn't go through.

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  3. congrats! love to see art teachers getting their props!

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  4. Congrats! I love reading your blog and I get so many ideas just from your site I too am happy to have a job that I love...you are an inspiration!

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  5. Well deserved. I'm a first year art teacher and I am so inspired by your blog! Thanks for working so hard to share your talents.

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  6. Congratulations, that is wonderful. I love reading your blog:)

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  7. Congratulations! And I must say, just love the crown!

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  8. Every day I am reminded how much I enjoy continueing to be in your world via internet connections! You are so amazing and I am certain you deserve this!! Wish I was closer I'd make you a cake or something!

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  9. CONGRATULATIONS!!!! How exciting, and you very well deserve it! Keep it up : )

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  10. Congrats Mr. E - how exciting!

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  11. "Nobody does it better......"(add Carly Simon's voice here)LOL DUDE! Congrats on an honor that you richly deserve. I am proud to call you my compadre!

    :)Pat

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  12. Congratulations!! An honor well deserved!!!

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  13. Congrats!! So great to see you get the recognition you deserve. LOVE your tiara too!

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  14. De-lurking to say CONGRATULATIONS!! I've been reading your blog for a while now and recommending it to lots of people. Nice to see all your hard work rewarded!

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  15. CONGRATS! It is an honor!! I was NY state art teacher of the year back in 2005 and was in a state of disbelief too for awhile! Enjoy it and know that you have made a difference in so many lives. Love the crown!

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  16. Just happened back here to this post (I should be sleeping) and noticed you mentioned you've had trouble commenting on my blog lately. I have not had any trouble at all. A while back I had trouble and switched using browsers from Internet Explorer to Firefox and everything worked fine. At school I still use Internet Explorer and can't leave comments on blogs, so need to install Firefox there. That's the only solution I can come up with for you. What browser do you use? Or do you have a Mac and therefore shouldn't have these problems?

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  17. You are awesome! Congratulations you definitely deserve it! You are my hero!!!

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