Allentown School District Art Teacher to Receive Award


Allentown, PA (November 1, 2016)    On November 18, Union Terrace Art Teacher Sheri Lee Sousa will be honored by the Kutztown University Department of Art Education and Crafts with the Outstanding Student Teacher Mentor Award.

Each year at the Department’s Annual Fall Art Education Conference, they recognize and honor art educators who have made a difference in the field of Art Education. Sousa is being recognized for her efforts to help shape the future of Art Education by mentoring Kutztown University teacher candidates in such a superb way.

“We are very excited that Sheri is being recognized for all she does for the Kutztown University students that she mentors. It’s well deserved,” states David Hahn, Union Terrace Principal. “She always takes time to mentor new ASD teachers and college students. Sheri has always been very passionate about sharing her talents with students and colleagues. She takes pride in displaying her students’ art work at Union Terrace and around the community.”

Sousa has been an Art Teacher in the Allentown School District for 20 years and has worked at Union Terrace for the past 4 years. She teaches students in Kindergarten through Grade 5, and has organized an Art Club at the school for Grades 2-5.

She will receive her award and a gift during the luncheon and awards ceremony that will be held at 12:00 noon in the Georgian Room in Kutztown University’s Old Main.


About Allentown School District

ASD serves more than 17,000 students in a network of 22 early childhood, elementary, middle and high schools located throughout the City of Allentown, PA. The Allentown School District is the third largest urban school district out of 500 districts in the Commonwealth. A shared vision of the community, parents, guardians, staff and faculty focuses on “Empowering Students for Life,” providing ASD students with the skills and academics they need to realize their aspirations whether they be college, career or technical focus. ASD goals are aligned and compatible with the Pathways to Success Framework while providing a balanced education to all students. Allentown School District employs approximately 2,200 teachers, staff and administrators. The District, founded in 1866 and celebrating its Sesquicentennial throughout 2015-2016, serves students from 43 countries speaking 26 languages with nearly 90 percent of households qualifying as low income. ASD is committed to providing safe learning environments in which all students have equal access to education programs and resources.

Information provided by:
Kimberly Golden Benner
Director of Communications
Allentown School District