Six Irvine Unified teachers set to receive county honors for outstanding arts education

A half-dozen IUSD educators will be recognized at next month’s Orange County Music and Arts Education Awards program.

Patricia Goheen, a sixth-grade teacher at Eastshore Elementary School, will be honored as the top educator for Elementary Visual Arts during a special ceremony on May 6, while Henry J. Miller, the instrumental music teacher at Sierra Vista Middle School, will be presented with the Irene Schoepfle Award.

Goheen and Miller are also set to be recognized as Outstanding Art Educators for 2013, along 35 others including Rancho San Joaquin Middle School art teacher Sue Anello, Sierra Vista art teacher Colleen Cosgrove, Northwood High TV and video production teacher Tina M. Murphy and district music teacher Hee Jeong Przytulski.

Presented by Orange County Music and Arts Administrators, the Orange County Music and Arts Educator Awards annually spotlight exemplary teachers and administrators who oversee instrumental, vocal, theater, dance and visual arts programs at schools throughout the county. This year’s ceremony will be held in the Samueli Theater, located at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts.