He attended California State University, Northridge, and put himself through school working in graphic arts. He was hired to work at Hart in 1987 and is still in touch with some of his first students. In 1993, he created the Print and Screen Club at Hart to promote excellence in graphic arts and to give students an avenue to further their skills. Over the years, Lindberg has helped his students find graphics jobs – some who’ve made the art a career. NEWHALL – A Hart High School practical arts teacher has been named Educator of the Year by the Printing Industries Association of Southern California. Steve Lindberg received the Jack Simich Award on Friday at the student assembly held during PrintFest 2007 at the Long Beach Convention Center. He was nominated by his peers and students and was unanimously selected by the PIASC Education Committee. Lindberg practically grew up in printing and was introduced into the field of graphic arts at age 14. In 1979, he took a part-time after-school job at Commercial Office Supplies. It was in this shop that he learned how to expose and develop film, make metal plates, run offset duplicators and letterpresses and perform many bindery operations. In 1981, Lindberg enrolled in the ROP Offset-Lithography class at Canyon High School and spent two years running jobs for the school as well as the Hart Union High School District as he perfected his skills. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!