East Central Kansas Music Educators Association

ECKMEA Outstanding Music Educators for 2018-19

Congratulations to the following outstanding music educators for being selected by your peers for the following awards:

High School Band Teacher of the Year - John Wickersham, Olathe West
High School Choir Teacher of the Year - Lori Underwood, Ottawa HS
High School Orchestra Teacher of the Year - JJ Wallace, Olathe West
Middle Level Band Teacher of the Year - Sara Smitko, Frontier Trail
Middle Level Orchestra Teacher of the Year - Mike Arbucci, Blue Valley NW
Elementary Teacher of the Year - Alan Cunningham, Ottawa Sunflower Elementary
Outstanding Young Educator of the Year - Brandon Lesando, Blue Valley Southwest
KMEA East Central District
ECKMEA Honor Group Rosters
HS Band
  • Gold
  • Blue
  • Red
HS Jazz Band
7th/8th Band
HS Choir
ML Choir
Elem. Choir
HS Orchestra
7th/8th Orchestra
Da Capo 5th/6th Orchestra

Attention New Teachers!

KMEA Mentoring Network
While you're at the KMEA website, you can find more about the KMEA Mentoring Network plus lots of information about KMEA. Please don't hesitate to contact your District Officers with any questions during your first year.

Request a Mentor
KMEA offers mentoring for new teachers through the KMEA Mentoring Network. We will connect you with a veteran teacher based on location and content area. Also you can receive mentoring emails from various KMEA leaders and veteran teachers!

New Teacher's Handbook
Be sure to check out the New Teacher's Handbook for great suggestions and helpful reminders.