Randy Granger

Philadelphia, PA | Years Taught: 1969 – Present

Randy believes that success-centered classrooms are built from an atmosphere of trust, tested expectations, and respect and are defined by a feeling of safe haven for all individuals to grow toward success. At the philosophical core of his approach to teaching and learning, is the belief that all things are possible and that intellectual and artistic growth can happen in individuals at any point in time.

Additional Recognition

  • 2005 • USA TODAY’s All-USA Teacher Team
  • 2005 • Disney Award
  • 2004 • Pennsylvania Art Educator of the Year Award—2005, National Art Education Association
  • 2004 • Permanent Patent Awarded for “Dignified Broad Footprint Beach Wheelchair”
  • 2004 • Elected President of Pennsylvania Art Education Association
  • 2004 • The National Teachers Hall of Fame Finalist
  • 2004 • Inducted to Point Pleasant Beach Public Education Foundation Hall of Fame
  • 2004 • Received Joint Legislative Resolution from state of New Jersey
  • 2004, 2000 • Who’s Who Among American Teachers Award
  • 2003 • Mentor Teacher and Design Educator-in-Residence Award
  • 2003 • Appointed Statewide Supervisor Teacher as Artist in Residence Program
  • 2002-2004 • President Elect Pennsylvania Art Education Association
  • 1998 • Outstanding Secondary Art Educator of the Year Award from Pennsylvania Art Education Association
  • 1991 • Outstanding Teacher Award from University of Chicago