Art teacher, Jen Holsinger-Raybourn, has been named 2018 Outstanding Elementary Art Educator by the Texas Art Education Association (TAEA). She has been an art educator for nine years, most recently at Spicewood Elementary School.

Holsinger-Raybourn has served as co-president of the Round Rock Art Education Association, vice-president of TAEA Youth in Art Month, and currently holds a TAEA Elementary Division chair position.

“Jen makes technology a tool that is a natural and constant part of student’s art education learning rituals and environment daily,” said Tim Lowke, Round Rock ISD assistant director of visual and performing arts. “The learning responses that come from her students are amazing examples of 21st-century learning and have been recognized by our leadership at events including convocation.”

The Elementary Art Educator Award is given only once to one TAEA member from the elementary division who has significantly contributed to the association and to art education on the state, local and/or national levels.

Holsinger-Raybourn will receive her award on Friday, Nov.9, at the TAEA 58th Annual Conference in McAllen, TX. TAEA is the largest state professional art education association in the nation.