• The Award for Digital Innovator of the Year
  • Sutton Grammar School
  • Silver Winners
  • 2023
  • Sutton, Surrey

Nino is Head of the Art and Photography Department. She is a USA Presidential Award-winning teacher and a recognised specialist in Blended Learning and Artificial Intelligence Art.  

To help students make cross-curricular connections, and put the ‘A’ into STEAM, Nino created an innovative curriculum and is the first teacher to embed cutting-edge technologies (Stereoscopy, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics) into the entire art/photo curriculum from Year 7 through Year 13. Her approach aims to change students’ and parents’ mindsets about the value of the arts and potential related careers. 

Within two and a half years, this approach has had a significant impact on the progress and achievement of her students, with all going on to leading universities, major scholarships and awards. 

Using a drawing robot, Nino allowed students to explore the intersection between art, design and computer science. The robot has helped them learn about coding, robotics and automation, and given them valuable experience in using cutting-edge technologies essential to the future job market.