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Sunday, October 22, 2006

Leadership Award from Artsonia

Mrs. Bivona has been recognized by ARTSONIA - the world's largest children's art museum - for outstanding leadership in the area of art education at Mount Prospect School. The school's online art gallery - www.artsonia.com/prospect1 - ranks #3 in the state and #17 in the country.

The Leadership Award presented to Mrs. Bivona honors teachers who go beyond the classroom walls to encourage family and community involvement in art education. The award also recognizes significant achievement in the area of technology integration within the school art program. State and nationwide rankings are based on specific criteria, which demonstrate both aspects of the Leadership Award.

While teachers in more than 100 countries showcase their students artwork on Artsonia, Mrs. Bivona has created a school community deserving of recognition. During the 2005-2006 school year, the Mount Prospect School gallery showcased 1215 pieces of artwork. This popular collection of art has been visited more than 120,000 times and has received over 450 comments from friends and family.

Headquartered in Chicago, Ill., Artsonia is an online children's art museum providing free, educational resources for kids, families and schools. Founded in 2000, Artsonia continues to integrate technology in the classroom, developing multicultural understanding through art and increase family involvement in children's education. To find out more, visit www.artsonia.com.

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