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Strawberry Hill Elementary School Art Program Ranks #6 in the State!

October 26, 2014



Gurnee, IL-- Julie Conmey-Miller, art teacher at Strawberry Hill Elementary School in Anamosa, Iowa, deserves to take a step out of the art room and into the spotlight!  Conmey-Miller has been recognized by Artsonia - the world’s largest online kid’s art museum - for outstanding leadership in the area of Arts Education at Strawberry Hill Elementary School.  The school’s online art gallery - www.artsonia.com/schools/StrawberryHill1 - ranks # 6 in the state, according to Artsonia.


The Leadership Award presented to Julie Conmey-Miller honors teachers who go beyond the classroom walls to encourage family and community involvement in arts education. The award also recognizes significant achievement in the area of technology integration within the school arts program.  State rankings are based on specific criteria, which demonstrate both aspects of the Leadership Award.


While teachers in more than 100 countries showcase their student artwork on Artsonia, Julie Conmey-Miller has created a school community deserving of recognition.  During the 2013-2014 school year, the Strawberry Hill Elementary School gallery showcased 8093 pieces of artwork.  This popular collection of art has been visited more than 9130 times and has received 202 comments from friends and family.  "Artsonia is a simple yet effective way to get parents and family members more involved in Art Education," said Conmey-Miller, “and my students love it!”


In addition, family members can purchase keepsakes imprinted with the child's artwork, with Artsonia donating 20 percent of their annual product revenue back to the school art program.


Headquartered in Gurnee, IL, Artsonia is an online kid’s art museum providing free, educational resources for kids, families and schools. Founded in 2000, Artsonia continues to integrate technology in the classroom, develop multi-cultural understanding through art and increase family involvement in children’s education. To find out more, visit www.artsonia.com. ###


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