Art Education Alumna named 2017 Teacher of the Year
November 14, 2017
Tricia Erickson (Art Education, 2005), was recently named the 2017 Teacher of the Year, as well as Secondary Art Educator of the Year, during the Michigan Art Education Association (MAEA)'s annual Fall Conference.
Being and Art Educator for the last 13 years, Erickson said her love for art has been present ever since she was a shy child.
“I remember my first day of kindergarten and being so nervous,” Erickson explained. “My mother leaned over and said, ‘Why don't you draw a picture?’ As soon as I did, I calmed down, and within a few minutes, another little girl was standing there watching me and complimenting my drawing. Before I knew it, more kids came over and I was drawing all kinds of different things to show them.”
Tricia received a bachelor's degree in Art Education and French from GVSU in 2005 and a master's degree in Art Education from Kendall College of Art and Design in 2010.