Stan Dodson has been an art educator since 2008, originally Mr. Dodson started out as a print graphic artist and illustrator for the newspaper, The Augusta Chronicle. After more than a decade in graphic design he pursued a career as an artist/educator and currently teaches high school. Mr. Dodson grew up in coastal Beaufort, SC where and graduated from Battery Creek High School and attended the prestigious South Carolina Governors School for the Arts program. He graduated fromRingling College of Art and Design with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in illustration (2000) and a graduate of the University of Florida with a Masters of Art in Art Education (2014). In 2010 Mr. Dodson received the Morris Museum of Art Outstanding Teacher in Art Award. In 2011, he was named his school teacher of the year and subsequently in 2012 was named the county teacher of year. In 2015 he was named the Georgia secondary level art teacher of the year and in 2016 served as the BCHS STAR teacher, and 2017 BCHS Teacher of the Year.
Currently, Mr. Dodson is the 2018 Golden Apple award winner. He is actively involved in the Georgia Art Education Association and is currently the GAEA secondary level chair. Mr. Dodson plans to continue teaching high school art and continue to grow the advanced levels of his curriculum including the AP studio art courses. Mr. Dodson lives in Augusta, Georgia with his wife, son and daughter and enjoys painting and creating meaningful art experiences. Mr. Dodson strives to share Eliot Eisner’s vision of art as a vehicle through which we view the world, create meaning, and develop our minds. For more information about Mr. Dodson’s work, curriculum, and classroom, visit www.standodson.weebly.com.