Congratulations to A+ teacher Amanda Gordon for being awarded the 2016 Arts Educator Excellence Award by the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Arts Council! This award recognizes an educator or teaching artist who has enriched the education of youth in the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County area and inspired the next generation of artists, patrons and creative individuals. Amanda is the visual arts teacher at Diggs-Latham Elementary in Winston-Salem and was nominated by her principal and assistant principal who recognize Amanda’s dedication to her students and her passion for bringing the arts to the broader community. She was presented with the Arts Educator Excellence award on September 26 at the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Arts Council’s annual meeting at the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts. Amanda was also named the 2016 Gerry D. Howell A+ Educator of the Year in May.