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BISD Receives Texas Art Education Association District of Distinction Award

Burleson ISD is recognized as a District of Distinction by the Texas Art Education Association (TAEA), placing the visual arts program in BISD among the top 5.5 percent in Texas. This is the second consecutive year TAEA awarded BISD for providing a well-rounded education that advocates and integrates visual arts curriculum to inspire creativity and connect learners to their community and beyond.  

The TAEA is the leading advocate for the visual arts in the state. Of the more than 1,200 districts eligible to apply, BISD is one of only 68 districts to receive the District of Distinction award.

“Burleson ISD has set a high standard for visual arts advocacy, integrated visual arts curriculum, encouraged creativity, community participation, and student growth,” said Sandra Newton, Chair of the Visual Art Administrators of Texas, a division of TAEA. “It is a true testament to your visual art educators’ skill, dedication, and flexibility that the quality of their programs continued to provide strong and comprehensive visual art educational experiences to students.”

“It is a tremendous honor for Burleson ISD to be celebrated as a District of Distinction for our visual arts program for the second consecutive year,” said BISD Superintendent Dr. Bret Jimerson. “I thank the Texas Art Education Association for recognizing our outstanding program and leadership in promoting the arts in our district and community.”

Sixty-eight districts, including BISD, will be honored at the TAEA Administration & Supervision Division meeting and General Session during the TAEA Fall Conference General Assembly on Friday, November 17, 2023. 

About TAEA District of Distinction Award
District of Distinction has just completed its fifth year and is looking forward to increased participation going into the 2023-2024 school year. The Visual Art Administrators of Texas oversees the award program. The award honors school districts that are leading the way in the visual arts. The Visual Art Administrators of texas, a division of TAEA, recognizes districts with outstanding leadership in promoting the arts in their district and community. TAEA wants to identify districts that are actively participating members in areas such as VASE, Junior VASE, and TEAM as a few examples. The organization also looks at field experiences, community service, and community exhibitions to name a few as part of the rigorous rubric for the award.

About TAEA
TAEA is the largest state professional organization for art educators in the United States. It is the mission of TAEA to promote quality visual arts education through leadership, advocacy, service, and professional development.

Find TAEA Online
Twitter: @TXarted
Facebook: @TexasArtEducationAssociation


August 1, 2023