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Lab School Faculty Member Named Louisiana Art Educator of the Year

10/14/2013 03:51 PM

BATON ROUGE – LSU University Laboratory School art teacher Nancy Von Brock was named the 2014 Louisiana Art Educator of the Year by the Louisiana Art Education Association, or LAEA.

Von Brock will officially receive the award at the LAEA 2013 Fall Conference in New Orleans and her national recognition at the National Art Education Association National Conference in San Diego in March 2014. She served as the president of LAEA for two years and president-elect for two more years. During that time, she also chaired the organization’s Fall Conference in Baton Rouge.

“Through Nancy’s leadership, we have become better prepared in delivering art education to all Louisiana students and ever more committed to art education and its effect on our lives,” said Denise Tullier Holly, President of LAEA. “She is so deserving of this award.”

Von Brock is an LSU alumna and has been working at the Lab School has worked at the Lab School for 20 years. She received her MFA from LSU in 1979 and is an LSU Lab School alumna. She has multi-generational ties to the CHSE. Her father, Robert Von Brock, was a tenured professor on the faculty of the School of Education from 1963 until his retirement in 1984.

The LAEA is a professional organization and an affiliate of the National Art Education Association. LAEA is organized to include state officers, a council, an executive board, regional vice presidents, chairpersons, support chairpersons, affiliated groups and student chapter representatives. The council consists of the president, president-elect, appointed officers, the division representatives, regional vice presidents and support chairs. It is the mission of LAEA to promote art education through professional development, service, leadership and advocacy.

The University Laboratory School was established by the College of Education, now known as the College of Human Sciences & Education, of LSU and has operated under its auspices for nearly 100 years. This coeducational school exists as an independent system to provide training opportunities for pre- and in-service teachers and to serve as a demonstration and educational research center. The school is located on the main campus of LSU in Baton Rouge. Visit the University Lab School at

The College of Human Sciences & Education is a nationally accredited division of LSU. Formed in 2012, the college brings together programs and capitalizes on individual strengths to create a dynamic new college that addresses the socially significant issues we face as a state and nation. The college is comprised of the School of Education, the School of Human Resource Education and Workforce Development, the School of Kinesiology, the School of Library and Information Science, the School of Social Work and the University Laboratory School. These combined schools offer eight undergraduate degree programs and 18 graduate programs, enrolling more than 1,900 undergraduate and 977 graduate students. The college is committed to achieving the highest standards in teaching, research and service and is continually working to improve its programs. Visit the College of Human Sciences & Education at

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