Martha Noriette Garcia, a Jersey City Art Educator and College of Education and Human Services alumna was recently named Hudson County “Teacher of the Year” by the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE). Garcia teaches grades 6 through 8 at Academy 1 Middle School.
According to the NJDOE, Martha Noriette Garcia graduated magna cum laude from Montclair State University with a bachelor’s degree in art education. She is currently enrolled in graduate classes at New Jersey City University. She is continuously finding ways to improve student achievement and has attended professional development; at places such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the National Art Educators Conference. Martha has led her students to win multiple awards for their artwork. As an art advocate, she has initiated large-scale group installations and exhibitions within her school and community, extending art education and awareness outside the limits of her classroom. Through Martha’s guidance, countless students have been able to attain their highest potential, winning awards and becoming creative thinkers and problem solvers.
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