This year, we are recognizing excellence in teaching by honoring outstanding Fine Arts Educators for their impactful contributions to the field. Over 120 nominations were submitted by teachers, principals, students, parents, and community members who voted for teachers in the fields of Visual Art, Media Arts, General Music, Instrumental Music, Choral Music, Theater, and Dance.


Fine Arts End of Year Awards Night & Celebration

May 24 from 4:30 to 7PM
Baltimore Unity Hall

2023 Fine Arts Educator Award Nominees

Alisha Marchewka

Antwann D. Smith

Ariel Wirsching

Beatriz Bufrahi

Brandan Booth

Caroline Cook

Casey Hegarty

Chadrick Shoales

Chardonna Willis

Cheyanne McGuigan

Claire Placky

Danielle Owusu

Danni Schmitt

Emeralde A. Manko

Evie Jeffreys

Grace Shipman

Jane Barbacane

Janelle Rollocks

Jenna Porter

Jenny Hunt

Francie Jeffreys

Jessica Childress

Jessica Thompson

Jonathan Pettus

Jonathan Brickous

Josh Soto

Karen Howard

Karen Saar

Kathleen Mazurek

Keila Evans

Kelly Weber

Kelsey Sellmon

Kerry McGuire

Kira Levitzky

Kitt Repass

Laura Bevacqua

Lauren Jackson

Leah Lucci

Lisa Free

Lonneill Swinton

Lucius Robinson

Marcus D. Smith

Marcus Neal

Maria Aldana

Meghann Harris Waltuck

Monica Heiser

Morag Bradford

Morenike Seaborn

Noelle Kaler

Otis Eldridge

Raymond Bennett

Rebecca Ludwig

Robert Meeks

Rod Hamilton

Sajida Davis

Sherie Jeffreys

Sia Kyriakakos

Stephanie Cafaro

Teri Joyner-Johnson

Valerie Malinowski

Victoria Hoffman

Virginia Sherman

Yasmeen Boiragee

Nominees in any of the artistic disciplines mentioned above are eligible for awards based on their excellence through actions such as demonstrating:


    • exceptional classroom instruction, that cultivates a passion for the arts in their students
    • creativity and innovation in their field
    • outstanding perseverance in the face of challenges in their field
    • willingness to help and supports students, fellow teachers, and school communities
    • leadership in their field
    • strong advocacy for their field
    • exceptional classroom instruction, that cultivates a passion for the arts in their students