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Trickum Middle Art Teacher Honored

Aimeé Burgamy received top honors from the Woodruff Arts Center for advancing the cause of art education.

A Trickum Middle School teacher recently received top honors as a visual arts educator, according to a press release from Gwinnett County Public Schools.

The Woodruff Arts Center in Atlanta named Aimeé Burgamy its 2012 Visual Arts Educator, as part of its program "Woodruff Salutes Georgia Arts in Education Leaders."

In October, the county Board of Education recognized Burgamy and her principal, Kay Sands, for the honor, as well.

Burgamy already has received numerous accolades throughout her time in Gwinnett County, including the 2009, Teacher of the Year.

According to the district's press release, the Woodruff Arts Center selected Burgamy for her "established reputation of creating dynamic whole-school art projects, for making art relevant, and for advancing the cause of art education."

Burgamy receives a $2,500 award to be used for an arts at Trickum Middle, and $500 for use toward professional development. District officials said she plans to use her award for her school’s new outdoor theatre.

A former museum art curator and a university art professor, Burgamy joined the district at Trickum Middle in 2005. She holds a bachelor’s degree in art and art history from the University of Mississippi, a master’s degree in art history from the University of Alabama, and a doctoral degree in art from the University of Georgia.

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