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NSU’s Fischler School Awards $10,000 Scholarship to Broward’s Art Teacher of the Year

Broward County’s 2009 Arts Teacher of the Year Susan Anderson, center, surrounded by her students.

FT. LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – Nova Southeastern University’s Fischler School of Education and Human Services is proud to have recently awarded a $10,000 scholarship to Susan Anderson, Broward County’s 2009 Arts Teacher of the Year.

Anderson, a visual arts teacher at J.P. Taravella High School in Coral Springs, was given the award at the Broward County Cultural Division’s 24th annual Broward County Arts Teacher of the Year Award ceremony which was held on Oct. 21. The evening also included an artwork exhibition and performances by both students and teachers from J.P. Taravella High School.

Anderson has taught at J.P. Taravella for more than 15 years and has worked as a summer instructor with art programs at both the Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale, Nova Southeastern University and the Boca Raton Museum of Art. Her most recent art subjects are creative photography and color photography/exploratory.

She holds a bachelor of fine arts in education/ceramics from Florida Atlantic University; is a studio art major from the School of Visual Arts in New York City; and is board certified in Early Adolescence through Young Adult Art with the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.

“I guide students to work through their troubles by producing art. I hold a fundamental belief in the education of the whole child,” Anderson said. “Opening minds to new information and ideas, while opening hearts to creative expression is one of my major goals.”

The Broward County Arts Teacher of the Year Award, created by the Cultural Division in 1985, annually recognizes a most outstanding arts teacher in Broward County schools. In addition to the ceremony and reception at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, the winner receives a cash stipend, a scholarship to Nova Southeastern University, a Tiffany crystal apple, an inscribed brick on Riverwalk, and an assortment of gifts from cultural organizations and businesses.

For more information, please visit http://www.broward.org/arts/home.htm.

About Fischler School of Education and Human Services at NSU: Serving more than 15,000 students in approximately 40 countries, Nova Southeastern University’s Fischler School of Education and Human Services is one of the largest schools of education at an accredited university in the United States. When we opened our doors more than 35 years ago, we shattered the barriers of traditional learning, causing a ripple effect that can still be felt today. Online, on-site, or on our modern, 18-acre campus in North Miami Beach, Florida, our ideas, our approach, and our programs—found nowhere else in the nation—inspire our students to inspire the people around them to move the world.

About Nova Southeastern University: Situated on 300 beautiful acres in Davie, Florida, Nova Southeastern University is a dynamic fully accredited institution dedicated to providing high-quality educational programs of distinction from preschool through the professional and doctoral levels. NSU has more than 28,000 students and is the sixth largest not-for-profit independent institution nationally. The university awards associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, specialist, doctoral, and first-professional degrees in a wide range of fields, including business, counseling, computer and information sciences, education, medicine, optometry, pharmacy, dentistry, various health professions, law, marine sciences, early childhood, psychology and other social sciences. For more information visit www.nova.edu.

Media Contact:
Andra Liwag, NSU Office of Public Affairs
Office: 954-262-5309, Cell: 954-873-8494, andrali@nova.edu