ADOPTED RESOLUTION COMMENDING DR. BOB SMITH FOR EFFORTS
ON BEHALF OF ART EDUCATION IN ALABAMA
WHEREAS, Bob Smith, an education specialist in the State Department of Education’s Division of Student Instructional Services, serves in the Alabama Art Education Association as an administrator to the arts and has made significant contributions to the association; and
WHEREAS, because of his commitment to quality art education programs, Dr. Smith recently received the association’s first President’s Award of Excellence, which is given to those who exceed the expectations of time, energy and effort to assist art educators across the state; and
WHEREAS, he also received the Alabama Art Education Association's Supervisor/Administrator Art Educator of the Year and is a nominee for the National Supervisor/Administrator Art Education of the Year; and
WHEREAS, Bob Smith is a strong advocate for art education in all areas – theater, dance and music; and
WHEREAS, he recently became the first person to be inducted into the Alabama Educational Theatre Association Hall of Fame, which automatically makes him a nominee for the International Educational Theatre Association Hall of Fame:
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the State Board of Education hereby expresses its thanks to Dr. Smith for his efforts on behalf of art education and art education students throughout Alabama, and commends him for the honors he has earned as a result of those efforts.