The National Art Education Association (NAEA) has named Round Rock ISD Assistant Director of Visual and Performing Arts Tim Lowke as the recipient of the 2018 Texas Art Educator Award.

This award honors an outstanding educator from each state whose service and contribution to art education merits recognition and acclaim. Lowke was presented the award at the NAEA National Convention.

“This award is being given to recognize excellence in professional accomplishment and service by a dedicated art educator,” NAEA President Kim Huyler Defibaugh said. “Tim Lowke exemplifies the highly qualified art educators active in education today: leaders, teachers, students, scholars, and advocates who give their best to their students and the profession.”

NAEA is the professional association for art educators. Members include elementary, secondary, middle level and high school art teachers; university and college professors; education directors who oversee education in our nation’s fine art museums; administrators and supervisors who oversee art education in school districts, state departments of education, arts councils; and teaching artists throughout the United States and many foreign countries.

“We are so proud of Tim and are extremely grateful for the work he does on behalf of our students and the visual and performing art programs in Round Rock ISD,” Fine Arts Director Lisa Roebuck said. “His work is beyond valuable in enhancing the programming for our students and families, and we are fortunate to have such a passionate individual working tirelessly to give our students the best opportunities available.”