Congratulations to Cindy Jesup (FSU Doctoral Student in Art Education) who recently earned the “Higher Education Individual Achievement Award” at this year’s Florida Art Education Association (FAEA) Conference. The award recognizes excellence in student involvement at the College/University level. Candidates for the award must be enrolled as a college/university student in Florida and active members in FAEA.
Cindy is a National Board Certified art teacher, having twenty-two years experience teaching visual art at the K-12 levels in Volusia County. Cindy worked at Samsula Elementary as a teacher of visual art, Exceptional Student Education, and physical education, while also serving as a curriculum specialist. The next fourteen years she developed and taught the comprehensive digital art program at Spruce Creek High School in Port Orange. Since the beginning of her teaching career in Florida, she has attended and presented at all FAEA conferences but one. She served on the FAEA board as Elementary Division Director and Secretary.
When asked about her thoughts on winning the award, Cindy stated, “I was both surprised and honored [about the nomination]. During the recent award reception, as I listened to the many accomplishments of the other award recipients from around the state, I was humbled to be a member of such an illustrious group of people.”
It is gratifying as well for FSU to have Ph.D. candidate Cindy Jesup, an excellent and worthy recipient, recognized at the state level. Cindy is pictured here with FAEA President (and FSU Alum) Nicole Crane and Lark Keeler (President-Elect of FAEA).