The Connecticut Art Education Association (CAEA) has awarded its Scott Schuler Distinguished Art Advocate award for 2010 to Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts. The award, which recognizes outstanding individuals and organizations that work to support and improve art education, recognizes the College for significant contributions to the field of art education.
Debra Petke, President of Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, accepted the award on behalf of the College at an awards ceremony in South Windsor on Sunday, March 21, 2010.
The award is named for Dr. Scott C. Schuler, Arts Education Specialist for the Connecticut State Department of Education. Dr. Shuler has published extensively, presented many workshops on topics such as music program development and assessment, teacher preparation, advocacy, and the role of the arts in middle schools. He helped develop Americaís National Standards in music; helped design and interpret the 1999 federal arts education survey and 1997 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) in the Arts; co-chaired the Council of Chief State School Officers’ SCASS multi-state arts assessment consortium; served as president of the National Council of State Supervisors of Music; and is president-elect of the National Association for Music Education.
The CAEA represents Connecticut art educators and administrators as the state’s professional visual arts education organization. Exemplary art educators are honored each year at the awards program. Candidates pass through a peer nomination and selection process that is both highly competitive and rigorous.