About the Award

ArtsGreensboro in partnership with Guilford County Schools (GCS) is pleased to offer the Arts Education Teacher of the Year Award sponsored by Wells Fargo. The award, established in 2006, recognizes an outstanding arts educator in the Guilford County School System. The award will be presented at a Guilford County School Board of Education Meeting in late spring.  The recipient will also receive $1,000 to use for their professional development.


Award Criteria

The nominee must be employed by Guilford County Schools in a primary role as an arts educator – one who teaches the visual or performing arts including drama, music, and dance.


Call for Nominations

ArtsGreensboro will announce the Arts Education Teacher of the Year Award Call for Nominations in early 2019, and will accept online submissions only.


Submission Deadline



2018 Recipient







Mary Young Bio


Past Recipients

Janice Reinbold, Donny Walter, Mike Connors, Cassy Whitley, Ed Kimbrough, Julie Rachlin, Michaela Hafley, Brian McMath, Wade Billesen, Andy Mock, Paula Owens, and Heather Smith-Ellington.