Adult Educators in 1969 expressed concern for the unmet needs in the areas of professional growth and welfare for classroom teachers. Art Stejskal spearheaded a movement to meet those needs and a new adult education association dedicated to that purpose was born. Art Stejskal was the first president of PACE (one of IACEA’s two predecessor associations) and acted quickly to establish a “Teacher of the Year Award” to recognize excellence in the profession. Art Stejskal was killed August 4, 1978 in an automobile accident. Art’s death was a loss to the organization, to the profession, and to those who were friends and colleagues. The PACE Board voted to name the “Teacher of the Year” award in Art’s memory so that his concern and interest for the classroom teacher and his role in PACE might be remembered. IACEA continues the tradition!
Arthur J. Stejskal Teacher of the Year Award Recipients