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AMEA Music Educator of the Year

The highest honor bestowed by AMEA, the Music Educator of the Year personifies the goals and visions of AMEA and exemplifies excellence in teaching, leadership, and advocacy for music and arts education in Arizona.

Nominations by: AMEA general membership

Selection by: Committee of past recipients

Criteria for the AMEA Music Educator of the Year Award:

Please upload a minimum of two recommendation letters that address the following characteristic traits of your nominee for the AMEA Music Educator of the Year Award:


* Full active member of the Arizona Music Educators Association

* Be, or have been, employed by a school system/s or college/s within Arizona for a minimum of 10 years

* Have demonstrated effectiveness in teaching young people through music and the ability to inspire positive attitudes among students, the school, the community, and members of AMEA

* Have developed, maintained, and supported an effective balanced program in music education

* Has made an outstanding contribution to music education by active involvement in local district, state, regional, or professional organizations

* Have demonstrated the highest ideals and professional integrity during time of service

 

NOMINATION FORM

 

Past Winners

Ralph Hess, 1964

Ardith Shelly, 1965

Elizabeth Jerles, 1966

Dr. Max T. Ervin, 1967

Barbara Andress 1968

Dr. O. M. Hartsell, 1969

Dr. Carroll A. Rinehart, 1970

Dr. William S. English, 1971

John C. Faris, 1972

Dr. Pat Curry, 1973

Raymond G. Van Diest, 1974

Lorainne Curry, 1975

Dr. Ralston O. Pitts, 1976

William E. Richardson, 1977

Constance Myren, 1978

Larry Mabbitt, 1979

Rudy Thompson, 1980

Elizabeth White, 1981

William E. Wells, 1982

E. Lowell Rogers, 1983

Grace Nash, 1984

Del Bohlmeyer, 1985

Dr. Koste Belcheff, 1986

Janet Sessions, 1987

Dr. David Ashcraft, 1989

Dr. Mary Frances Fest, 1990

Dr. John Fitch, 1991

Joe Dixon Lloyd, 1992

William J. Richardson, 1993

Dr. Joan Dively Ashcraft, 1994

Tom O'Kelly, 1995

Dr. David Lunt, 1996

Dr. Margaret Ruccolo, 1997

Dr. Richard E. Strange, 1998

V. Rich Christensen, 1999

David A. Perry, 2000

Janice L. Greisch, 2001

Jean Perry, 2002

Gloria Day, 2003

Dr. Edith Copley, 2004

Dr. J. Edmund Hughes, 2005

Bartlett R. Evans, 2006

Dr. Michael Willson, 2007

Jeffery A. Harris, 2008

Danny O Lindsey, 2009

Jill Mahoney, 2010

Dr. Walter Temme, 2011

Michael Miller, 2012

William Humbert, 2013

Bill Bitter, 2014

Rob Nichols, 2015

George Hattendorf, 2016

Darin Shryock, 2017

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