Ball’s Bluff Elementary School art teacher Scott Russell has been named the 2019 Virginia Art Educator of the Year by the Virginia Art Education Association.
Russell was honored for his leadership of the professional organization. He has served as the Virginia Art Education Association president, past-president, treasurer and archivist, as well the National Art Education Association Southeastern Region’s elementary division director and Southeastern Regional vice president-elect and vice president.
He made significant contributions to the Virginia Art Education Association by creating a more stable and business-oriented association, building community through collaboration and focusing on both internal and external policy and policy influencing.
In Loudoun County, Russell is involved in his school’s Positive Behavior Intervention Support System and has mentored many teachers throughout his teaching career. He also is an accomplished artist, participating in a large number of art exhibits, adjudicating exhibitions and regularly showcasing his students’ work.