North HS Art Teacher Julie Peters Selected as the 2016 Outstanding Secondary Art Educator

Posted by Communications on 9/21/2016

Art teacher Julie Peters has been selected as the recipient of the 2016 Outstanding Secondary Art Educator Award, an honor presented by the Arizona Art Education Association. Her notification letter said, “This accolade is testament to your dedication to quality art education in the state.” It is the second year in a row that a Phoenix Union teacher has won this award. Roxanna May-Thayer of Central High was last year’s Outstanding Secondary Art Educator. 

Peters has been teaching drawing, painting and advanced art for IB for 11 years and is the Visual Arts Instructional Leader at North.   A graduate of Camelback High School, Peters has taught in Las Vegas, Colorado, and Peoria before coming home to Phoenix Union. She earned National Board Certification in 2012, joining Stephanie Grijalva (now at Camelback) as the first PUHSD Art teachers Board Certified. Last year, Peters was selected by the National Art Education Association to be a part of the Secondary Model Cornerstone Assessment Piloting Team. She will be honored at the Arizona Art Education Association Conference Banquet and Awards Ceremony in Tucson, November 11.