Appropriate for the her last year of teaching before her retirement, Lynn Pass, fine arts teacher, has been awarded the Oregon Art Educator of the Year Award for the 2013-2014 school year. Given by the Oregon Art Education Association, the award according to Pass, “is an honor to be a part of and chosen by the group of art educators in the state. It’s the icing on the cake.”
Pass credits her success and award to her past art teachers as well her colleagues and Christopher Shotola-Hardt, Wilsonville High School arts teacher, who submitted her information to the OAEA. “The art teachers [in the WLWV school district], have been inspirational to me, they’re all amazing,” Pass said.
In October, Pass will head to Sisters where she will be officially presented the award. Along with the presentation, she will highlight some of her favorite assignments that she has given her students which is intended to give other educators ideas for their students.
Although she is retiring, Pass looks forward to the future and intends to continue studying art, with this final award being the highlight of her last year at WLHS.
“As long I’m breathing, I’m going to be learning new techniques and media,” Pass said.