Award information on KMEA state site
KMEA honors one administrator each year at the ISW conference.
Members of ECKMEA have a special opportunity to nominate an
administrator as a candidate for the ECKMEA Honor Administrator Award.
This annual award recognizes those administrators who have demonstrated
continuing leadership in developing, improving, and supporting music education
within a wider commitment to arts education, i.e., music, theater, visual
arts, and dance.
Music educators are aware of the importance of principals
and superintendents in creating and maintaining successful music programs.
School district policy coupled with administrative management decisions
pertaining to budget, scheduling, and facilities often have a long-range
impact on arts education. Hence, administrators are key players in molding
music education curricula. The Honor Administrator Award is an attempt
to encourage and recognize the on-going administrative support of arts
education in local school districts of East Central Kansas.
The award will be presented during a ECKMEA mini-convention.
The recipient will receive additional recognition through press releases
to appropriate news media and professional journals, including a feature
article to appear in a later issue of the Kansas Music Review
Current ECKMEA members are urged to submit names of candidates to the
district President by September 1. A ECKMEA member or members must make
nominations, but involvement from throughout the nominee's school district
Nominees should be exceptionally skillful within their administrative
unit, showing special support for the arts as an indispensable part of
the school curriculum. Indicators of an administrator's commitment to
arts education might include personal attitude and philosophy, program
development and improvement, sensitivity to the special needs of space,
scheduling, and equipment, leadership in providing opportunities for professional
growth of teachers, and leadership in providing local community and financial
Any ECKMEA member or group of members may nominate an administrator for
the Honor Administrator Award. Additional involvement by other persons
in the nominee's school district is encouraged.
The nomination application should include: the completed application
form, nominee's biographical information, nominee's professional experience
(including years in present position), degrees earned, professional and
civic organizations, and honors receiveda description of the school systems
music program such as resources, number of students and teachers, etc.;
and a description of any unique features or characteristics of the arts/music
program within the building, district, or community.
The application may also include letters of endorsement and
clippings of pertinent articles, photographs, or other sources which detail
the nominee's distinctive contributions to the field of music education.
All nominations must include the name, address, and phone
number of the individual ECKMEA member(s) submitting the application.
Nominations must be in the hands of the ECKMEA President on or before
The ECKMEA President will serve as the Chairman of the Honor Administrator
Award Committee for the East Central District of KMEA. Copies of all nominations
received by the deadline will be forwarded to the state KMEA Honor Administrator
The award will be presented during a ECKMEA Mini-Convention,
and notification will be sent to the Kansas Music Review
in the state journal.