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For Immediate Release
May 3, 2011
(Philadelphia, PA) Kim Gavin, a candidate for the MA in Art Education with an emphasis in special populations at Moore was honored this month as a finalist for the 2011 Ruth Wright Hayre Teacher of the Year award for the Philadelphia School District.
Gavin was nominated by her colleagues and the principal of William Cramp Elementary School, where she is a full-time art teacher at the Philadelphia school.
She was honored at a parent meeting and a parent-volunteer luncheon in June at Cramp E.S.
“It was the consensus of her colleagues that Kim is not only an outstanding art teacher but an extraordinary team member who daily goes above and beyond to challenge, enrich and support the needs of her students, her colleagues and the parents, and the school community at large,” said principal Deanda Logan, who nominated Gavin for the award.
The Ruth Wright Hayre Teacher of the Year award, named after teaching legend Dr. Ruth Wright Hayre, is a well deserved honor for Gavin, who is a dedicated and passionate teacher who always keeps the welfare and the learning of her students first, said Lynne Horoschak, program director for the MA in Art Education.
Gavin earned her BFA from Parsons School of Design in NYC and her Post-Baccalaureate in Art Education from Moore College of Art & Design.
Read a profile of Kim in Philadelphia Metro
Read a story about Kim in the Star & Home News