Illinois Art Education Association.
The award annually recognizes the contribution, service and achievements of one IAEA member. The awards committee, in naming Mr. Voelker as this year's Art Educator of the Year wrote, "Mr. Voelker's work inside the classroom and his coordination with other teachers provides an extraordinary education for the students of Downers Grove North High School." The committee went on to site Mr. Voelker's work outside his own classroom, noting he is as an outstanding contributor to the Illinois Art Education Association membership, and the art education community as a whole.
Mr. Voelker will be formally recognized at an Awards Ceremony on November 6, 2015, at the Hilton Hotel in Lisle, IL.
Congratulations Mr. Voelker, and thank you for the tremendous example you set for both students and colleagues!