Holy Name art educator receives national award

By Mark Holan, Special to the Sun News on September 26, 2014 at 12:26 PM

PARMA, Ohio – Art imitates life, and in the case of Dan Humphrey, art education is his life.

Dan Humphrey

Dan Humphrey

Humphrey photo.jpgDan Humphrey Holy Name High School/Special To Sun News

Humphrey, an art educator at Holy Name High School, received the 2014 New Professional Art Educator of the Year Award from the National Art Education Association at its annual meeting in San Diego in March.

A 2009 Holy Name graduate and Parma resident, Humphrey was recognized for excellence and achievement by new art educators and his peers.

Holy Name Principal Shelbrey Blanc praised Humphrey for his dedication as an educator at his alma mater. Humphrey, in return, credits Blanc for her inspiration.

“It was actually at Holy Name that I first thought about entering the teaching field,” Humphrey said. < READ ARTICLE >