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Art Leadership Awards: Mrs. Brouwer and Mrs. Persch


Georgetown Elementary School Art Program Ranks #9 in the State!

Josey Brouwer and Heather Persch, art teachers  our school, deserve to take a step out of the art room and into the spotlight!  Brouwer and Persch have been recognized by Artsonia – the world’s largest online kid’s art museum – for outstanding leadership in the area of Arts Education at Georgetown Elementary.  The school’s online art gallery – ranks #9 in the state.

The leadership awards presented to Heather and Josey honors teachers who go beyond the classroom walls to encourage family and community involvement in the area of technology integration within the school arts program.

While teachers in more than 100 countries showcase their student artwork on Artsonia, Heather and Josey have created a school community deserving of recognition.  During the 2012-2013 school year, the Georgetown Elementary School gallery showcased 2756 pieces of artwork.  This popular collection of art has been visited more than 7656 times and has received 207 comments from friends and family.

In addition, family members can purchase keepsakes imprinted with their child’s artwork, with Artsonia donating 20 percent of their annual product revenue back to the school art program.

Headquartered in Gurnee, IL, Artsonia is an online kid’s art museum providing free educational resources for kids, families, and schools.  Founded in 2000, Artsonia continues to integrate technology in the classroom, develop multi-cultural understanding through art and increase family involvement in children’s education.

Mrs. Brouwer and Mrs. Persch are already showcasing new student artwork for the 2013-14 school year – be sure to visit Georgetown’s online gallery   soon!

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Our Online Art Museum: ARTSONIA

Artsonia is the worlds largest kids’ art museum….and Georgetown Elementary is now featuring our student artwork in the Artsonia On-Line Museum. You can visit our Georgetown Art Displays here.

Parents – your students will be bringing home a paper this week with special information about the Artsonia Student Art Museum, including the code and security key needed to access your childs’ artwork.

If you have questions about the Artsonia Art Museum, please contact Mrs. Brouwer through her school email:

We look forward to seeing you at the Museum and hearing how you like this online celebration of our artists!