Art – David Tamori

Currently, David is the Chair of the City of Oroville Arts Commission and President of the Artist of River Town. He is also a College Board* Advanced Placement® Art & Design workshop consultant/presenter and a Chief Reader/Scoring Leader/Reader for the Praxis Exams. He has been a Reader and Table Leader at the AP Scoring sessions, and he serves as a member of the University of California Cadre of Visual and Performing Arts Experts, Commission on Teacher Credentialing Bias Review Committee and The Commission of Accreditation Site Visitation Team and examining teacher presentation programs. He was a California Art Project Staff member. California Art Education Member and a past officer and National Art Education Association Member since 1974. He received the California Art Education Association Outstanding Secondary Educator in 1992, California Art Education Association Outstanding Visual Program award in 1996, and the National Art Education Association Pacific Region Secondary Art Educator Award in 1999.

2018-19 Butte County Office of education VAPA Coordinator and Region II Lead.

1973 to 2010: Oroville High School Art Teacher, VAPA Chair and Head Wrestling Coach. David’s teaching assignments have been Art/ Art Appreciation, Art II/ Graphic Design, Advanced Art, AP® Art & Design and Adult School Ceramics/Sculpture. He has mentored over thirty-five teachers over the years. He has contributed to the standards developed and content for all of the current Art Teacher assessments: National Board Certification of Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood, PRAXIS, and CSET Exams. He served in the U.S. Army and on the U.S. Department of the Interior Junior Duck Stamp Curriculum committee and helped in introducing the fifth standard in California’s VAPA framework.