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Educator of the Year

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The IIDA Educator of the Year Award recognizes and celebrates the outstanding accomplishments and commitment to interior design education by a full-time educator. The recipient of this annual award will receive a $10,000 cash award, sponsored by Milliken, and a complimentary 2016 IIDA Membership.

The candidate must be a current full-time instructor with a minimum five years of experience in a post-secondary program of interior design education at any university or recognized school of interior design.

Check back during the month of November 2015 for the 2016 IIDA Educator of the Year application. For more information, contact Ely Alaniz, Director of Continuing Education, at or call 312.379.5142.


Virginia San Fratello, 2015 Educator of the Year, tells us how she fell into teaching and why it ended up being the best way for her to give back to the design community. 

Educator of the Year

Virginia San Fratello 2015 Educator of the Year

Virginia San Fratello

The 2015 Educator of the Year Award recipient is Virginia San Fratello, Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator at San Jose State University, and an Adjunct Professor at The University of Queensland.

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