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Drew Brown is an art teacher at Sweet Apple Elementary in Roswell, Georgia. Drew’s philosophy of teaching focuses on nurturing artistic growth and problem solving while engaging students in the local classroom and beyond. Her students have collaborated in float-building, mural making and exhibiting art outside of school thus connecting to the community-at-large. Drew was named 2015 National Art Education Association National Elementary Art Educator. She was also the recipient of the 2014 UGA Robert Nix Award for Excellence in Teaching. Drew has presented numerous workshops at GAEA conferences, NAEA conventions, Harvard’s Project Zero conference, the Woodruff Arts Center, the High Museum of Art, and other arts organizations. As a graduate student at the University of Georgia, Drew’s current research focuses on veteran art teachers’ perspectives of change with increasing emphases on visual arts standards.