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HCPSS Fine Arts Coordinator Earns National Art Education Leadership Award

March 9th, 2021

Gino Molfino.

Gino Molfino, Coordinator of Fine Arts for the Howard County Public School System, has been named the recipient of the 2021 National Supervision/Administration Art Educator Award from the National Art Education Association (NAEA). The prestigious award, which is the highest national honor for arts education leadership, was presented during the virtual NAEA 2021 National Convention on February 27, 2021.

In his role as Coordinator of Fine Arts, Molfino oversees the development of HCPSS curricular resources, assessments, and professional learning experiences for fine arts teachers. He previously earned recognition as Maryland Art Educator of the Year and as a recipient of the NAEA Eastern Region Supervision/Administration Art Educator award. He has served on the executive board for the Maryland Art Education Association and is an active member of the Governor’s Fine Arts Advisory Council in Maryland.

Molfino is recognized as a leader by colleagues and peers in the arts education community, who note his exceptional level of support for teachers at HCPSS, Maryland and the nation, as well has his leading role in creating a culture of creativity, exploration, and high expectations for fine arts in the local community and beyond.

The National Art Education Association is the leading professional membership organization exclusively for visual arts educators in the U.S. and worldwide. NAEA champions creative growth and innovation by equitably advancing tools and resources for high-quality visual arts, design, and media arts education throughout diverse populations and communities. NAEA members include elementary, middle, and high school visual arts educators; college and university professors; university students; researchers and scholars; teaching artists; administrators and supervisors; and art museum educators, as well as student members of the National Art Honor Society.