Arlington Heights Elementary District 25 teacher Tricia Fuglestad has been named the 2013 Western Region Elementary Art Educator of the Year by the National Art Education Association.
Fuglestad teaches at Dryden Elementary School in Arlington Heights. The award will be presented at the NAEA National Convention, which takes place March 7-10 in Fort Worth, Texas.
"This award is being given to recognize excellence in professional accomplishment and service by a dedicated art educator," said NAEA President F. Robert Sabol. "Tricia Fuglestad exemplifies the highly qualified art educators active in education today: leaders, teachers, students, scholars, and advocates who give their best to the profession."