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Susan Catrone has been an art teacher at Carteret High School for over 15 years.  Prior to that Susan was an elementary classroom teacher in the same district and after earning her Master’s in Art Education quickly moved over to the High School.

During her time at the high school she has expanded the courses offered to students and continues to advocate for the Arts programs.

She has been the recipient of the National Art Honor Society Sponsor Award, The Linda Lora Pugliese YAM Award, and presently the Anthony Guardadiello Service Award.

Susan has been an active member of AENJ where she served as Advocacy Chair and Youth Art Month Chair.  She is currently the sponsor for Carteret High School’s National Art Honor Society.  In the past Susan served as liaison for Middlesex County Arts High and as a member of  the Middlesex County Advisory Board.

Susan draws inspiration from her students to continually push for the advancement of the arts in schools and communities and feels most proud when witnessing the success of her students.

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.