It was nice to head out to the mailbox the other day and receive some more good news. I was recently named the National Art Education Association’s Southeastern Region Higher Educator of the Year! (Our national conference in Minneapolis was canceled – of course – so I received the recognition in the mail, instead of up on stage.) The southeastern region of NAEA represents art educators from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and the Virgin Islands. Thanks NAEA for sending this recognition to me personally! I’m proud to be honored, and to follow in the footsteps of my good friend and colleague, Dr. Sara Scott Shields, who won the award last year.