Art Educator of the Year Award

Fifth Annual Art Educator of the Year & Eighth Annual Music Educator of the Year Awards


These awards recognize public, private, and parochial Art and Music Educators in the region served by the Stark County Educational Service Center who positively impact their students and communities, and who show great dedication to the field of Art and Music Education. We present the awards in partnership with the Canton Museum of Art and Canton Symphony Orchestra. The winner of each award will receive a $500 check.

Nomination forms the 2024 Arts Educator of the Year Awards will be made available in fall 2023. More information about the award ceremony and concert is forthcoming.



Nomination Form Links:

Nomination forms for the 2024 Arts Educator of the Year Awards will be available in the fall.

If you would like to access the nomination form(s) in a different format, please email


Previous Art Educator of the Year Award Winners:

2023: Tam Grandjean, Art Teacher at Hoover High School in North Canton City Schools


2022: Stephen Tornero, Art Teacher at Oakwood Middle School in Plain Local Schools


2021: Ashley Kessler, Art Teacher at Oakwood Middle School in Plain Local Schools


2020: Christopher Triner, Visual Art Teacher and District Art Department Chairman at Hoover High School, North Canton City Schools


Questions? Contact:

Caylan Rentsch
Education & Outreach Assistant
330.833.4061 x131
Email her

Massillon Museum
121 Lincoln Way East 
Massillon, Ohio 44646

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