F-M teacher, student recognized at first annual Gala for the Arts

Both a Fayetteville-Manlius teacher and a student have been honored at the first ever Gala for the Arts at the Everson Museum in Syracuse. The gala, hosted by the Center for Instruction, Technology & Innovation Arts-in-Education department, aimed to recognize the invaluable contributions of educators and students in the fine arts community and promote arts in education. 

“We felt it was overdue that the arts in CNY were highlighted for the great work that has affected so many students, educators, families and communities over the years,” said CiTi Arts-in-Education Fine Arts Specialist Christian J. Oliver.

The event included a red-carpet entrance, student performances, and artwork showcasing the incredible talents of CNY students. Students were recommended for awards by their teachers, while teachers were selected by a committee based on their innovation in arts education programming.

F-M high school music teacher Dr. Jennifer Greene received the Music Educator Recognition Award, while student Emanuel Coleman was recognized for innovation.

CiTi Arts-in-Education plans to host a second annual Gala for the Arts next year.