WHEN: Wednesday, October 24, 2012
The doors opened at 5 p.m. for the student art exhibition; and for the first time in its 27-year history, the Arts Teacher of the Year winner was announced during the presentation.
WHAT: Among a crowded Amaturo Theater, an art exhibition, various stage performances and County dignitary remarks, Hilary Fine, visual art, Hollywood Academy of Arts and Science; Susan Ostheim, visual art, South Broward High School were the two Runners Up when NArts Teacher of the Yearova High School’s Nina Zakrzewski, became the emotionally-proud and humble winner for the County’s most prestigious arts education award. The reception brought members of Broward County Commission and other dignitaries to their feet, alongside the proud students, as they jammed to the music of arts education supporters DJ Skool.
The Arts Teacher of the Year Program has celebrated and showcased the artistic excellence of students and faculty of Broward County schools, through a partnership among Broward Cultural Division, the School Board of Broward County, Broward Center for the Performing Arts and Business for the Arts of Broward. The Title Sponsor this year is Florida Power & Light Company, with AutoNation as the Awards Presenter, and BBX Capital as the Reception Host.
Additional sponsors include: BankUnited; Florida Blue, Publix Supermarket Charities, Private Partners; BGT Partners; Broward College; Great American Farms; Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance; Kopelowitz, Ostrow, Ferguson, Weiselberg, Keechl; Merrimac Ventures; Nova Southeastern University; PNC Bank; Panera Bread; McGladrey; Starmark; Stiles Corporation; Sun-Sentinel; and WLD Enterprises.