Gena Grant, art teacher at Stiles Point Elementary has been recognized by Artsonia, the world’s largest online kids’ art museum, for outstanding leadership in the area of Arts Education.

The school’s online art gallery, at www.artsonia.com/schools/stiles1, ranks No. 5 in the state, according to Artsonia.

The Leadership Award presented to Grant honors teachers who go beyond the classroom walls to encourage family and community involvement in arts education. The award also recognizes significant achievement in the area of technology integration within the school arts program.

State rankings are based on specific criteria, which demonstrate both aspects of the award.

During the 2011-12 school year, the Stiles Point Elementary gallery showcased 3,007 pieces of artwork. This popular collection of art has been visited more than 145,103 times and has received 308 comments from friends and family.

“Artsonia is a simple yet effective way to get parents and family members more involved in Art Education,” said Grant, “and my students love it.”