Wendy Mapes ‘00 (Midwest, MA in Theater) has been awarded the prestigious New Jersey Governor’s Award for Outstanding Teacher of Theater by the Speech and Theatre Association of New Jersey. Mapes received the award for her exceptional service to the theater arts, teaching methodologies, discipline, creativity, and leadership. She is a theater educator at West Orange High School in West Orange, New Jersey.
The Governor’s Awards in Arts Education program celebrates artistic excellence and creates visibility, awareness, and appreciation for the impact that the arts have on lives and culture. These awards represent the highest honor given in New Jersey, honoring the outstanding creative achievements of students, and the promotion and support of arts education by educators and arts organizations.