Tom D. Wafer Outstanding Administrator

Purpose: To recognize and honor outstanding school principals, assistant principals, superintendents, and/or assistant or associate superintendents who demonstrate support for and commitment to high-quality arts education programs in their schools. The influence of such administrators is a major factor in improving music education in school systems across the state.

Nominee’s Qualifications:

  • The school or school district under the administrator’s supervision must have an exemplary music program, with the majority of the music staff holding LMEA membership.
  • The administrator must have served in the administrative position in the same school or district for no less than three years.
  • The administrator must be an active advocate for arts education in the school and community.
  • A financial commitment to music programs must be demonstrated in the school or school district.
  • The administrator must show strong leadership, good school management, and good rapport with teachers, parents, students, and other administrators. 

How to nominate an administrator: Nominators must submit the following documents, either online or by mail, for each administrator.

  • Outstanding School Administrator Nomination Form, completed and signed by the nominator
  • Resume of nominated administrator
  • Two letters of support, including one from a member of the music faculty in the administrator’s school district
  • A picture of the administrator suitable for publicity purposes
  • Name and address of the administrator’s local newspaper, television, and radio station where applicable
  • Additional support materials such as press clippings if available

Deadline:  May 1st