Hamlin Robinson School art teacher, Allison Echanove, deserves to take a step out of the art room and into the spotlight! She has been recognized with the Annual Leadership Award from Artsonia, the world’s largest online kid’s art museum, for outstanding ladership in the area of Arts Education at HRS. The HRS online gallery ranks 7th in Washington State.
The Leadership Award presented to Allison honors teachers who go beyond the classroom walls to encourage family and community involvement in arts education. The award also recognizes significant achievement in the area of technology integration within the school arts program.
While teachers in more than 100 countries showcase their student artwork on Artsonia, Allison has created a school community deserving recognition. During the 2011-13 school year, HRS school gallery showcased 651 pieces of artwork. This popular collection of art has been visited more than 20,000 times and has received nearly 100 comments from friends and family. “Artsonia is a simple, yet effective, way to get parents and family members more involved in Art Education,” said Allison, “and my students love it!“
In addition, family members can purchase keepsakes imprinted with the child’s artwork, with Artsonia donating 20 percent of their annual product revenue back to the school art program.