Principal Martin T. Reid and teacher Kristina Beard were honored recently at the 2013 Florida Art Educators Association Conference in Daytona Beach. Both work at Arthur and Polly Mays Conservatory of the Arts, a grade 6-12 magnet school for the visual, performing and expressive arts.
Reid received the Principal of the Year Award for his dedication and support of the arts. He is very involved with all of the arts programs at his school, helping critique artwork, jury dance, drama, and music performances, and sometimes even walks with his marching band students in parades.
Beard received the Middle School Art Teacher of the Year Award. She is a national board arts teacher who loves what she does and believes in her students and school.
Arthur and Polly Mays Conservatory of the Arts is an “A” school and both Mr. Reid and Ms. Beard attribute the school’s grade to the hard work of teachers and the integration of the arts into the curriculum.