Art Teacher Roxanna May-Thayer Named Arizona Art Educator Association Outstanding High School Art Educator

Posted by Community Relations on 9/30/2015

Art teacher Roxanna May-Thayer has been named Arizona Art Educator Association Outstanding High School Art Educator for 2015. She will be honored at an awards ceremony in November. May-Thayer, in her 30th year in the District, teaches drawing and painting at Central. She taught for 13 years at South Mountain High School in the Visual Arts Magnet Program: art, drawing and painting, ceramics, and jewelry and fiber arts. She was a member of the staff that opened Cesar Chavez High School and taught Ceramics there for seven years. She has Bachelors in Education and Fine Arts, and a Masters in Art Education from ASU. She says what she loves most about teaching is when she sees the “light go on” for a student.  

“When they are deeply engaged in a creative endeavor. That’s when the magic happens. It is a privilege to share those experiences with our youngsters.”

“I am surprised and honored to be receiving this award from my peers,” May-Thayer said.