校友成就奖

AG在线平台学习基金前受奖人成就奖, 成立于2014年, are presented annually to individuals who graduated from a AG在线平台 high school at least five years prior to nomination, 他们做出了巨大的贡献, demonstrated leadership 和 character in their field 和 to their community. Nominations are accepted on an ongoing basis 和 remain active for three years. The 学习的基础 Board of Trustees comprise the selection committee.

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2021年的获奖者

Foundation names 弗兰克·菲茨杰拉德 和 凯特•李 8th Annual 校友 Achievement Award Recipients.

The AG在线平台 学习的基础 is proud to announce this year's recipients of the 校友 Achievement Awards: 弗兰克•菲茨杰拉德 利伯蒂维尔高中班级 1987  凯特•李 弗农山高中班级 2012.

凯特•李 is the Director of Choirs at Maine East High School in Park Ridge, Illinois. She directs the Treble Choir, Bass Choir, Concert Choir, Chamber Choir, All In Choir. 她还执导了《AG在线app》无伴奏合唱, 助理导演年度v秀, 还有年度音乐剧的声乐指挥.

Kate has more than tripled the size of the choir program since she began her career at Maine East in 2018. She also started a new class called All In Choir: a choir for students of all physical, 认知, 以及感觉能力水平. It is a class in which both special education 和 general education students come together to build connections 和 friendships through music.

She was named the Illinois State 教育委员会's 2021 Outst和ing Early Career Educator of the Year 和 is a Teach Plus Illinois ILSTOY Policy Fellow. 在过去的一年, she has been working with her Teach Plus cohort on developing a Racial Harassment Policy for school districts across the state. She also serves on the District 和 Building Equity Leadership Teams at District 207. 作为第一代韩裔美国移民, she is passionate about creating equitable 和 inclusive spaces for all students at Maine East. 

Kate graduated with a Bachelor of Music in Voice 和 Opera Performance, 音乐教育, 在西北大学辅修社会学. She is currently working towards a Masters of 音乐教育 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 当她不教书的时候, she maintains an active performing schedule with various professional choral ensembles in Chicago, 包括《AG在线app》和《巴洛克音乐.

 

弗兰克·菲茨杰拉德 1969年在芝加哥出生的. 当他还是个婴儿的时候,他的家人搬到了伊利诺伊州的利伯蒂维尔. He remembers his childhood fondly 和 his artwork today reflects a colorful response to his happy suburban childhood memories. 然而,对弗兰克来说,上学是另一回事. At times, it was even difficult, as he struggled to pay attention causing him to hate school. His teachers frequently commented that Frank needed to work on his self-confidence. He credits the 利高中 community for instilling in him the value of formal education 和 starting him on the path to becoming the art teacher he is today. 艺术课总是让学校变得可以忍受的. 在弗兰克大四的时候, Ross Shellenberger’s portfolio class took students to the School of the Art Institute of Chicago 和 other area colleges. This field trip allowed students to see firsth和 how artists can find jobs that allow them to be both creative 和 contributing, 社会的生产性成员.

Frank attended the University of Wisconsin at Madison where he received a bachelor of science in Art in 1991. In 1994, he earned his Master of Fine Arts degree at Northwestern University. Frank studied 和 worked as a studio assistant for the Chicago Imagist painter Ed Paschke. While working with Ed, Frank taught his first class 和 found his passion for teaching. Frank believes that every child, not only “artists” or art majors, deserve artistic experiences. Professor Paschke taught Frank that teaching art can be another facet of the creative process of being an artist. In 1995 while teaching painting 和 design classes at Moraine Valley 社区 College in Palos Hills, Frank earned his art education certification for kindergarten through 12 th grade from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Frank has taught art for 25 years at Spaulding School in Gurnee, Illinois. 斯伯丁是一个从学前班到二年级的学校. 每一天,学生们将告诉史密斯先生. “当我长大后,我想成为一名美术老师!” A large part of a teacher’s job is to help students learn to overcome school anxiety 和 practice their subjects so as to underst和 how to succeed in school 和 beyond. His classes introduce students to a range of artistic media 和 creative experiences from drawing 和 painting to sculptural materials such as clay. The children also manipulate kindergarten founder Fredrich Froebel’s original blocks to integrate mathematical concepts into art class. These kindergarten gifts 和 occupations develop the students’ higher-level thinking 和 creativity skills by allowing them to experience three-dimensional shapes using the tactile wood blocks.

2013年,弗兰克创办了The Mr. Fitzy画显示, an all-ages instructional art program through Comcast cable access 和 YouTube. You can watch it on Comcast Cable channel 17 in northern Illinois on Fridays at 4 和 anytime on his YouTube channel: Mr. Fitzy画显示. 2017年,先生. Fitzgerald was humbled to be awarded the teacher of the year for Gurnee School District 56.

Frank’s surreal 和 cartoony paintings have been shown throughout Lake County 和 the Midwest including the Robert T. Wright 社区 Gallery at the College of Lake County 和 the Blue Moon Gallery in Grayslake. He was a founding member in 2011 of the artist cooperative, D和elion Gallery, in Waukegan, Illinois. 弗兰克继续在每个月的Artwauk开幕期间展示他的作品. Frank has volunteered in the community teaching classes 和 workshops 和 by completing commissions 和 arts projects including murals. He continues to advocate on behalf of the value of arts education in students’ lives. He has taught art to children 和 adults in a great many venues in the Chicagol和 area, including the Art Center of Highl和 Park 和 the art camp at the Adler Cultural Arts Center in Libertyville. 弗兰克与妻子和两个女儿住在伊利诺斯州的林登赫斯特. 目前, he is still teaching art in Gurnee 和 is busy working on his first children’s book, 自传《, 我是如何成为一名艺术家和艺术老师的.

 

2020年的获奖者

Foundation names 杰西卡Lawdan 和 汤姆黑樱桃 7th Annual 校友 Achievement Award Recipients

 

The AG在线平台 学习的基础 is proud to announce the 2020 校友 Achievement Awards: 杰西卡Lawdan弗农山高中 2011汤姆黑樱桃利伯蒂维尔高中 1982. 

杰西卡Lawdan is an active music teacher in the public school 和 community arts education circles of Denver, 科罗拉多州. 她参加了圣. 诺斯菲尔德的奥拉夫学院, MN where she earned her Bachelor's of Music in Vocal 音乐教育 for grades K-12. 在圣. Olaf, she started the school's first co-ed a cappella group, The HillHarmonics, sang with the St. 安东·阿姆斯特朗的奥拉夫合唱团. 自从搬到丹佛都市区, she has worked with the 科罗拉多州 Music Festival + Center for Musical Arts, 科罗拉多儿童合唱团, 303年合唱团/ VoCoalition, 青春的记录, 科罗拉多赞美诗, the Denver Choir League 和 many other musical organizations while serving as a full-time music teacher in Aurora, 格兰岱尔市, 绿谷牧场. Her students have performed with local groups such as hip-hop duo The Reminders as well as recorded on records for national acts such as The Flobots (hear them on 2017's record "Neoenemies"!).

Jessica has designed multiple music programs from scratch at schools where arts education was lacking. 目前通过撰写拨款, 社区参与, creative fundraising with PTO she is the Music Specialist for a fully functioning K-8 "Modern B和"-style general music program, 学生在哪里学习唱歌的基础知识, 尤克里里琴, 吉他, drumkit, 键盘, 和写歌. Her efforts have been featured on Denver9News 和 科罗拉多州 Public Radio, her school was recently chosen out of 200 other schools from across the country to be awarded the Guitar Center Music Foundation grant for even more funding. She hopes to use this grant to officially have enough instruments to support an extracurricular instrument-loan program 和 work towards her long-term goal of building an in-class recording studio to teach 21st century music production skills. 

另外, she is the Music Director for the Vintage Youth Theater's Summer Children's Spotlight, 自2016年该项目启动以来,AG在线app一直在努力建设这个项目. The VYT Summer Spotlight provides access 和 training for 3rd-12th grade students to perform fully-staged musicals once a summer in a low-income area of Denver where arts education is sparse. Ms. Lawdan's passion lies in arts integration 和 innovative programming 和 is proud to use the knowledge 和 joy that began in her experience at AG在线app schools to provide music education that draws on each students' unique backgrounds 和 abilities to create personalized, 有意义的艺术体验.

 

汤姆黑樱桃 is the multi-Grammy Award-winning 吉他ist of Rage Against The Machine, Audioslave, 先知的愤怒, 和守夜人. 燃烧摇滚吉他手和原声民谣歌手, 以其创新的吉他独奏和雷鸣般的和弦而闻名, is a groundbreaking artist 和 lifelong activist who has sold over 30 million albums worldwide. Morello has also been recognized by Rolling Stone magazine as one of the “100 Greatest Guitar Players of All-Time (#26).” Morello has produced or collaborated with artists of diverse genres including Wu Tang Clan, 约翰尼·卡什, 吉米页面, 约翰Fogerty, 小加里•克拉克., 公众的敌人, 乔乱弹琴的人, 马库斯·芒福德, 晶法, 戴夫马修斯乐队, 保罗·麦卡特尼, 杀手迈克, 特拉维斯巴克, 和皮特西格. 除了, he joined Bruce Springsteen 和 the E-Street B和 for six years on tour 和 is a featured lead 吉他ist on Springsteen’s Wrecking Ball 和 High Hopes albums. Morello was the first 利高中 graduate to attend Harvard University 和 graduated from there with an honors degree in political science in 1986. For his decades of public service 和 unrelenting commitment to workers’ rights 和 social justice, Morello has been the recipient of the Eleanor Roosevelt Award For Human Rights, 哈里·贝拉方特·希尔曼奖, 勇气精神奖, 里德奖, 解放文化奖, 道德文化斗士奖, WhyHunger Chapin奖, 以及最具历史意义的“占领华尔街”表演的MTV奖. He is also a proud union member of Musician’s Local 47 in Los Angeles 和 The Industrial Workers Of The World, an honorary member of the National Air Traffic Controllers Union 和 the Teamsters. Morello is the only musician to be named an ACLU ‘Smart Justice’ Ambassador 和 was dubbed “Most Valuable Musician” by The Nation magazine. He has written a graphic novel (“Orchid”) appeared in several films (Iron Man, 星际迷航:起义, 创造),并赢得无数的其他人. This year he released a career retrospective photo memoir (“Whatever It Takes”), an Audible Original (“Speaking Truth To Power: Live At The Minetta Lane Theater”), 还有一把标志性的“灵魂力量”挡泥板吉他. Morello has a regular show on Sirius XM Lithium entitled “One Man Revolution” which regularly features his 97-year-old mother, 玛丽黑樱桃, 一位退休的LHS历史老师. Morello resides in Los Angeles with his wife Denise 和 his sons Rhoads (11) 和 Roman (9). 他有一个女儿,露比,住在波士顿. 

 

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