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Lois Feiner

Lois Feiner (WI '99)

Teacher

Glacier Edge Elementary School
Verona, WI

Subject(s) taught: Art
Grade(s): K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

At the time of the Award, Lois Feiner was:

Teacher
Sugar Creek Elementary School
Verona, WI

Subject(s) taught: Art
Grade(s): K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

http://www.verona.k12.wi.us


Biographical Information

Lois Feiner is an art teacher at Glacier Edge Elementary and is the district-wide art department chair for Verona Area School District (near Madison, Wisconsin.)

Lois enriches her curriculum by integrating academic subjects with visual art.  Because she believes that reading is the foundation of all learning, children’s literature is often the origin and inspiration for her art education activities.  The author’s words, the artist’s illustrations, and the book’s theme and message are all aspects from which she motivates and inspires young artists.  To instill a love of reading and the joy found within the books’ pages, her art classes routinely start or end with a book.

The students, families, and colleagues within Glacier Edge Elementary, as well as the district-wide educational setting and community, are all recipients of Lois’ love of art and the wealth of opportunity that this content area provides - art enriches our lives.  For over 20 years she has organized a visual art honors event hosted by VASD’s superintendent.  This very public event - takes place during a March school board meeting and features K-12 student’s being selected by their art instructors to receive formal recognition for their artistic talent and positive citizenship contributions.  With this honor, students’ work is professionally framed and hangs in Verona Area School District Administration Building’s boardroom for one year, with each March showcasing new artists and their contributions.

In conjunction with this event, are year-round, rotating art displays throughout VASD’s Administration Building.  Over 250 K-12 student-artists are featured and honored with each new exhibit. 

Lois has embraced and is deeply committed to Verona Area School District’s mission: “Every student must be successful!”  She feels fortunate and honored to be a contributing educational professional to her school, her district, the community, and this important and fundamental mission.



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Degrees/Certifications

1982 University of Maryland - College Park, B.A.


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