Art teacher Sarah Perdue is Somerset County's 2017-2018 Teacher of the Year. She has been an art teacher at Princess Anne Elementary School since August 2007. Throughout her ten years in education, her responsibilities have also included teaching art at Deal Island Elementary School and co-teaching reading and math. Ms. Perdue earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting and graphic design from Salisbury University in 2004, along with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. She earned a Master of Arts degree in Art Education from UMES in 2007. This year, she received the Career Art Teacher award for Somerset County from the Maryland State Department of Education. Ms. Perdue serves in many school organizations including co-leader for the Wellness Committee, a member of the Math Committee and Somerset Education Association school representative. In addition, she founded the Art Club, facilitates Art & Wellness Nights at the school and participates in numerous school events. She is active in her church and she and her students have raised over $2000 for cancer patients, children in medical need and victims of domestic violence.
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