Sapp named top elementary art teacher in North Carolina
KANNAPOLIS — Kannapolis City school system teacher, Georgann Athanaelos Sapp, has been named the top elementary art teacher in North Carolina.
The award is given by the North Carolina Art Education Association (NCAEA).
The Elementary Art Educator of the Year award recognizes exemplary art educators as “Art Stars” in their fields.
Sapp has been an elementary art teacher at Jackson Park Elementary since 1991.
In 2007, she was selected as Jackson Park’s Teacher of the Year, and she was runner-up for the Kannapolis City Schools’ Teacher of the Year award.
She also has illustrated a children’s book written by local author, Marilyn Overcash, and she has been honored by the Bob and Sheri Morning Show as a Link Leading Lady for her commitment to volunteering and dedication to her community, school, and students.
Sapp serves on the Board of Directors of the Cabarrus Arts Council, and she is a member of the Kannapolis Association of Educators (vice president), the National Education Association, and the National Art Education Association. She was appointed by the Kannapolis City Council to serve on the Kannapolis Beautification Commission, and she serves on the Kannapolis Kares Committee.
She is currently president of the Kannapolis Woman’s Club and district president of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs-District 3.
Sapp has a bachelor of fine arts and master of arts in dducation from East Carolina University and her certification in academically intellectually gifted education from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.
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