Among top 5% of visual arts programs
As a district that believes every child deserves a well-rounded education embedded in the arts, Arlington ISD has earned the 2023 Texas Art Education Association District of Distinction Award.
The honor goes to districts that are among the top 5% of visual arts programs in the state. It also honors the district for providing an education that advocates and integrates visual arts curriculum to inspire creativity and build social-emotional learning that connects learners to their community and beyond.
“It was an honor and special moment for Arlington ISD to be named a District of Distinction, as it signifies our visual arts vision coming to fruition,” said Linh Nguyen, the district’s assistant director of visual fine arts. “This recognition represents the commitment and dedication of our district, fine arts department and all the amazing art teachers in providing every student the opportunity to be successful in the arts.”
TAEA is the largest state professional organization for art educators in the United States. The District of Distinction Award just completed its fifth year in recognizing school districts with outstanding leadership in promoting the arts in their district and community.
This November, Nguyen will attend the TAEA fall conference to accept the District of Distinction Award and be sworn in as the President of TAEA.
“It’s such a blessing to be able to experience both perspectives at the state and district level,” said Nguyen. “It was not an easy feat, and I am so proud of those who made it happen.”