Dr. Susanne Gunter, art instructor and member of The SCEA, has been named Outstanding Art Educator of the Year by the S.C.Art Education Association
The honor was announced at the SCAEA fall conference in Charleston in October.Gunter
,s prize is one of the five given by the association annually.Four are awarded to outstanding educators at the elementary, middle, secondary, and higher education level.The fifth, the Outstanding Art Educator of the Year, is given without regard to curriculum level.Gunter teaches at Paul M. Dorman High School, Spartanburg School District Six, where she was also selected as the 2002 Teacher of the Year.She is a past recipient of the SCAEA Outstanding Secondary Arts Educator of the Year Award and currently serves on the SCAEA board as the historian/parliamentarian.
With Ray Doughty, Gunter
is co-author of ,History of Arts Education in South Carolina: A Brief Retrospective,, published in 2002.
was one of the original authors of the South Carolina Curriculum Standards and has served on the standards review committee.She
has written and received numerous grants on behalf of Dorman High School
and consults on grant-writing and arts program development with other schools and districts, including the S.C. School for the Deaf and BlindIn addition to her activity in SCAEA, Gunter has recently researched The SCEA archives to uncover the relationship between the two organizations.SCAEA
was founded under the auspices of The SCEA
, as were most other content area organizations in the state.Gunter
compiled the history of the oldest art education organization in the state, which will celebrate its eightieth birthday next year.Gunter is an accomplished artist and active member of the Spartanburg Artist Guild.Her
students have won numerous awards and scholarships including the Archibald Rutledge Scholarship.