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Liza Amor
Liza Amor is the 2014 Nevada Art Educator of the Year. Liza is originally from Buffalo, New York, where she received a B.F.A. in Painting from State University of New York at Buffalo and a Post-Baccalaureate License in Art Education from State University College at Buffalo. In 2010, Liza completed her Masters of Education Degree in Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She is a class of 1998 Buffalo Seminary Alumna.

Liza has taught in Clark County School District for 9 years at the elementary level. She currently teaches at Frank Kim Elementary School and Earl B. Lundy Elementary School. She served on the Clark County School District Visual Arts Curriculum Task Force in 2009. Liza promotes her art program and advocates for art education continuously through her community by bringing student art out of the classroom and into the public eye. This year her art club from Kim Elementary won first place in the 19th Annual Summerlin Art Festival Chalk Art Competition. Liza also received a Technology Leadership Award from for her school's extensive online art gallery. Last year her art club was featured on Telemundo for creating a Day of the Dead ofrenda (altar) in downtown Las Vegas, during the monthly First Friday Arts Festival. Two of Liza Amor's students had their artwork featured on the 2013 Nevada Youth Art Month flag. This spring her art club will be part of artist Scott Cohen's Lifecube Project in Downtown Las Vegas where they are painting 40 canvases for the Lifecube.

Liza has continued to paint in her spare time. She has been a City of the World Gallery, Inc., Artisan since 2010. Liza has exhibited at Summerlin Art Festival and the Lou Ruovo Brain Research Center.  She lends her artistic skills to community projects such as a mural in Las Vegas depicting Picasso's Weeping Woman and creating two pieces for Artists for Autism. Last year, her guitar piece was published in a book entitled Artists for Autism, published by the Charlie Palmer Group. 

Liza Amor has served on the executive board of Art Educators of Nevada as their newsletter editor. Liza is a world traveller and has visited Israel, France, Spain, England, Ireland, Costa Rica, Italy, Jamaica, and Jordan. Next on her list: Puerto Rico, Egypt, and Australia.