Each year, WAEA looks to honor outstanding art educators and art supporters in our state. These educators have contributed by educating, advocating, and participating in Visual Art Education in their school, district, region, and/or state.
According to WAEA, this award goes to teachers who educate by writing curriculum, standards, and/or assessments, mentoring new teachers, publishing articles, and providing enriching and engaging content for their students; advocate by receiving grants, creating artwork outside of the classroom, and supporting students in contests and exhibitions; and participate by being a leader within their schools; districts, professional online communities, and organizations.
Mrs. Syrie has been an art educator at Cheney Public Schools for 16 years. She currently teaches visual art and leadership at Cheney Middle School.
The District is fortunate that Mrs. Syrie has chosen to share her expertise with the children of the Cheney Public Schools, and are grateful for her tireless work advocating for students and art education.