The Texas Art Education Association (TAEA) announced the 42 winners of the 2020 District of Distinction Award. Among the list of honorees is Georgetown ISD. GISD received the honor for its outstanding leadership in promoting the arts in the school district and the wider community.
More than 1,000 districts were eligible to apply for the TAEA Visual Arts Award. Each district met the documented standards of a 12-point rubric that examined the district’s visual art program from participation in TAEA through membership, exhibitions and contents, as well as community engagement in the visual arts through field experiences, community service, and collaboration. This year, TAEA also adjusted the requirements to fit the rapid shift to online instruction due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Georgetown ISD set a high standard for visual arts advocacy, integrated visual arts curriculum, encouraged creativity and community participation,” said Stacia Gower, chair of the administration and supervision division of TAEA. “With the challenges educators faced this past school year it is a true testament to their skill, dedication and flexibility that the quality of their programs continued strong and comprehensive.”
The 42 winning districts will be honored at the TAEA Administration and Supervision Division meeting during the TAEA conference Nov. 21, 2020. The event will be held virtually this year.