MA in Art Education Student is Finalist for Teacher of the Year

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 

Moore College of Art & Design educates students for inspiring careers in art and design. Founded in 1848, Moore is the nation's first and only women's art college. Moore's career-focused environment and professionally active faculty form a dynamic community in the heart of Philadelphia's cultural district. The College offers nine Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees for women. A coeducational Graduate Studies program was launched in summer, 2009. In addition, Moore provides many valuable opportunities in the arts through The Galleries at Moore, a Continuing Education Certificate program for adults, the 91-year-old acclaimed Youth Art Program for girls and boys grades 1-12, The Art Shop and the Sculpture Park. For more information about Moore, visit

Published on May 3rd, 2011