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Barnhart named Montana Art Educator of the Year


October 24, 2019

Broadus Art Teacher Connie Barnhart is the 2020 Montana Art Educator of the Year. She is pictured above with her award, a crown made by the 2019 winner. (Photo courtesy Connie Barnhart)

Broadus High School Art Teacher Connie Barnhart was recently presented with the prestigious Montana Art Educator of the Year Award, presented by the Montana Art Education Association.

Connie was nominated for the award by Kate Ruland, art teacher at St. Labre and former student teacher under Connie, 17 years ago. Broadus Superintendent Jim Hansen and Principal Denise Ternes both wrote letters of recommendation for Barnhart's nomination. An excerpt from Denise's letter, with a few of Connie's accumulated teaching accolades is shown below:

"I always ask Connie how she is able to get seeming...

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