Outstanding Music Educator Nominations


Nomination Form

  1. Southeast District will receive nominations for District Outstanding Music Educators in three categories: Elementary, Middle/Junior High School, and High School.
  2. Nominations shall be submitted by 11:59 PM on August 31.
  3. Qualifications for nominee are:
    • Must have been in teaching for at least ten years.
    • Must be a member of KMEA.
    • Program must have shown improvement and/or consistency over the years.
  4. Teachers, administrators, parents, former students, and students may nominate a music teacher.
  5. District officers will review the nominations and select one teacher in each category as District Outstanding Music Educator by September 7. If a district officer is nominated, they will recuse themselves from the selection process.
  6. The District outstanding music educators will submit their packet for state recognition to the District President by September 24, including the nomination form, a resume, a letter from the nominee stating his/her philosophy of music education, and a picture (preferably black and white) of the nominated teacher.
  7. District executive committee will review the packets and select one teacher to forward on to the state level. If a district executive committee member is selected as a district outstanding music educator, they will recuse themselves from the State selection process.
  8. Southeast District President will have the recognition materials to the KMEA Vice President by October 1.