Recent Graduate Honored for Work in the Classroom

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Shaun Lane, 2014 Student of the Year. Art Education. Photo by Lawrence Peart. The College of Fine Arts and the Texas Cultural Trust have formed the Arts and Digital Literacy Initiative to focus on integrating fine arts education and technology. The initia“My high school art teacher played an important role in my life as a mentor and a friend,” said Lane. “I have been afforded many opportunities through the Visual Art Studies program, thanks to the professors and their dedication.” As an undergraduate, Lane conducted research on ethics in integrating modern technology into the art classroom. “My interest in undergraduate research stemmed from my hunger for refining my skill set as an art educator.” Even as a student, he sought out opportunities for community service. He was president of the local NAEA Student Chapter, UT Artists in Action, served as a mentor in the Real Role Models UT Student Organization and mentored AISD elementary students. “The unique ability and position of the art teacher is what maintained my interest in the profession,” Lane said. He now teaches all levels of Ceramics and Sculpture as well as Art 1 in the ninth-12th grades at East View High School in Georgetown. “I am excited for my potential role in art education and for the future of art education in Texas.”