From the Illinois Art Education Association
(Illinois) -- The Illinois Art Education Association selected EIU Alum and middle school art educator at Decatur Public Schools Merry K. Lanker (M.F.A. 2107) as the 2023 Junior High/Middle Level Art Educator of the Year.
Merry K. Lanker is the 2023 IAEA Junior High/Middle Level Art Educator of the Year. Merry K. Lanker is employed at Stephen Decatur Middle School.
Annually, the IAEA recognizes the top art, design, and media educators for their excellence and service to the field. The IAEA awards and scholarship committee found Merry K. Lanker ’s professional performance, service, and leadership to be
exemplary in every regard and selected her for this recognition.
Please join the Illinois Art Education Association in honoring and elevating Merry K. Lanker for this recognition. A photo and bio are attached for distribution.
The Illinois Art Education Association (IAEA) is the premier professional development provider for art, design, and media educators in Illinois. The organization serves thousands of teachers statewide through a wide range of programs and services. Learn more at ilaea.org.
Congratulations again to Merry K. Lanker for her excellence!