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Selvidge Art Teacher Named Missouri's Best

Rochelle Bower of Selvidge Middle School in Ballwin is being honored by the Missouri Art Education Association.

Creativity in the classroom is Rochelle Bower's specialty, and now the Ballwin art teacher is getting statewide recognition for excellent work.

Bower was named the 2012 Missouri Middle School Art Educator of the Year, Rockwood School District representatives announced Tuesday, underscoring her committment to art and dedication to her students at in Ballwin.

“Rochelle’s enthusiasm, energy and passion for art education are evident in her classroom,” said Mark McHale, content facilitator for art education in Rockwood.  “We are fortunate to have a teacher of her caliber in our district.” 

Bower has taught art in the Rockwood School District for 21 years. She will be honored at the Missouri Art Education Association spring conference on March 24 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in St. Charles.

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