DavidMarconi_headshotDavid Marconi

STANJ — Outstanding Teacher

David Samuel Marconi has been the teacher of Acting, Technical Theatre, & Film at Cranford High School for the past 8 years. David received his undergraduate degree from Montclair State University and is about to complete his graduate degree at New York University this summer. He has a vast amount of theatre experience, is a past recipient of the NJ Governor’s Award in Arts Education, and has received several other recognitions and awards for this work as both an educator and theatre artist. David is a board member of the Speech & Theatre Association of New Jersey, a member of the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television & Radio Artists, and a union representative for the Cranford Education Association. When he is not teaching or working on theatre projects, David is also an avid gamer and podcast personality, not to mention a dedicated father and husband.

The Governor’s Awards in Arts Education began in 1980 to promote awareness and appreciation of the arts, recognizing the creativity, talent and leadership of the award winners. Each year, awards are presented to approximately 20 educators and 80 students. National and statewide organizations select the students for their exemplary work in creative writing, speech, dance, music, theatre and visual arts and the leaders for their exceptional commitment and contribution to arts education. The program also recognizes arts educators and arts education advocates, whose leadership has helped nurture the development of students in the arts across the state.

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The Governor’s Awards event is a partnership of the Arts Ed NJ, the Department of Education, Art Pride New Jersey Foundation, the Department of State and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. Additional support is provided by: the Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics; Art Educators of New Jersey; Art Administrators of New Jersey; Dance New Jersey; New Jersey Council of Teachers of English; New Jersey Speech and Debate League; New Jersey Music Educators Association; New Jersey Performing Arts Center; Writer's Theatre of New Jersey; Speech and Theatre Association of New Jersey; New Jersey Thespians and Young Audiences of New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania. The cooperating organizations, award sponsors and individual members of the planning council dedicate their time to make sure that excellence in the arts is rewarded, and work tirelessly throughout the year to plan this special event. The Governor's Awards in Arts Education ceremony are a major collaborative effort of the arts, education and state government.