Hockinson High teacher honored as state art educator of the year

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Hockinson ‚ Russ Ford, who has taught art for years at Hockinson High School and who lives in Vancouver's Arnada neighborhood, has been named the 2014 Art Educator of the Year for the state of Washington.

The National Art Education Association uses peer reviews to choose one outstanding art educator from each state annually.

The awards will be presented at the annual NAEA convention in San Diego at the end of March.

Last year, Ford was selected as the Washington Art Educator of the Year for 2013 by the Washington Art Education Association.