Blissfield Elementary School art teacher receives leadership award

BLISSFIELD — Blissfield Elementary School art instructor Derica Sisung has received an art education leadership award from a provider of online student art portfolios and galleries.

Artsonia’s 2022 Art Education Leadership Award honors pioneers in the art education community who inspire their peers and engage students, a news release said.

Sisung’s peers and Artsonia selected her among thousands of instructors as one of 15 national winners of this award.

“Honestly, I’m blown away,” Sisung said in a news release. “I’m not sure how I’ve earned this honor, but it encourages me. These last few years have been very heavy and to hear any positive feedback gives me hope.”

Sisung is in her eighth year as an art instructor. Prior to teaching elementary art, she ran a private art studio for children. Sisung is compelled to teach art to give students an emotional outlet.

Anita Shire

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