Concord's Reidmiller Named Art Educator Of The Year

For Immediate Release: 
Oct 27 2011

CONTACT: Sarah Dalton
Concord University
Office of Advancement
PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712
(304) 384-6312,


ATHENS, W.Va. - Dr. Lauri Lydy Reidmiller, Concord University assistant professor of art, has been named West Virginia Higher Education Art Educator of the Year by the West Virginia Art Education Association (WVAEA). Reidmiller received the award on Oct. 22 during the WVAEA’s annual conference held at Concord. A repeat recipient of the honor, she was also selected Art Educator of the Year in 2009.

The purpose of the WVAEA is to advance art education and promote the arts as essential elements in education programs.

Reidmiller teaches studio art and art education at Concord. Her students are actively involved in outreach projects and presentations at local schools and attend state and national conferences. During the 2011 WVAEA conference, she and several students conducted sessions for program participants.

Reidmiller is president-elect of the WVAEA and served as chair and coordinator for the organization’s 2011 conference. She also coordinates the WVAEA Youth Art Month Three Dimensional Exhibit.


Dr. Lauri Lydy Reidmiller, left, receives the West Virginia Higher Education Art Educator of the Year Award from Sandy Shaw, West Virginia Art Education Association awards coordinator and divisional director for Region 1.