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Lynn Smith

Lynn Smith (AR '92)

Visual Arts Specialist, Fine Arts Department Chair

Parkview Arts & Science Magnet High School
Little Rock, AR

Subject(s) taught: Visual Art, AP Art Studio, Drawing, Painting
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12

At the time of the Award, Lynn Smith was:

Northside High School
Fort Smith, AR

Subject(s) taught: Art
Grade(s): 10, 11, 12

Biographical Information

Lynn Smith is a visual arts specialist to the students of Parkview Arts & Science Magnet High School in the Little Rock (Arkansas) School District. "To be a teacher, artist, role model, counselor and critic is a big responsibility," says Mr. Smith. "Through these responsibilities I have the opportunity--and obligation--to help young people grow and mature. Teaching the basic skills while leaving some room for individual and personal interpretations is an ever-present challenge." Mr. Smith is a 2001 National Board Certified Art Teacher for Early Adolescence/Young Adulthood and recertified thru 2021. He was honored most recently as the 2014 Parkview Arts/Science Magnet High School Teacher of the Year. In 2013 and 2014 Mr. Smith was honored by his school administration for having the highest percentage of AP students with a passing score. In 2013-14, 100% of his AP Studio Art 2-D Design students scored a "3" or higher on their AP Portfolio. He was the 2009 Patron of the Arts Award recipient from the Arkansas Young Artists Association and the 2008 Little Rock School District High School Teacher of the Year.

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University of Arkansas - Monticello, B.A.