RON MARSTALL
Riverwood International Charter School

The Woodruff Arts Center is proud to honor Ron Marstall for his 25 years of dedication to students. Mr. Marstall is an advocate for showcasing students' talents and growth through art. He works to remove barriers for all students to find their inner artist and expand their means of expression. Riverwood International Charter School Assistant Principal Kari Schrock says,
"As an academic advisor, as an art teacher, as a student teaching mentor, and as a colleague, he is a master of his craft and is committed to making a difference in the lives of all who cross his path."



CHRISTINE THOMPSON
Leulla Elementary School
The Woodruff Arts Center is proud to honor Christine Thompson for her years of dedication to students. Through performance-based lesson and real world connections, she enables 1,000+ students to perform at their highest levels. Leuella Elementary School Principal, Dr. Lois Wolfe, says,
"I am continually impressed by Ms. Thompson's ability to bolster students' belief in their own artistic abilities."






DEBI WEST
North Gwinnett High School
The Woodruff Arts Center is proud to honor Debi West for her years of dedication to students. Each year she touches the lives of thousands of students, exhibits thousands of students' artworks in the community, and still finds time to volunteer with the NAEA and GAEA (National and Georgia Arts Education Associations). Fellow GAEA member Mavis Stevens, says of Ms. West,
"Her life goal has always been to help students understand other disciplines, and the world, using art."





CHRIS GORE
Dawson County High School
The Woodruff Arts Center is proud to honor Chris Gore for more than 30 years of dedication to students. Mr. Gore specializes in helping students who do not consider themselves artistic to find and demonstrate their special talents and grow their individual passions for the arts. Dawson County High School Assistant Principal Valerie Dickerson says, "Mr. Gore is not only an outstanding artist and art teacher. He has been an incredible role model for all students who have had the privilege of attending his classes."

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Artwork featured in masthead: Tony Cragg, “New Figuration,” 1985. Plastic forms, Purchase with Collections Council Acquisition Fund in memory of Lenore E. Gold, 1996.6.