Metropolitan School District of Lawrence Township Supt. Shawn Smith 2019 Administrator of the Year by the Indiana Music Education Association.
The organization presented Smith with the award at the annual IMEA Professional Development Conference Jan. 18. The presentation was made prior to the elementary and middle school Honor Choir’s performance at Assembly Theater in Fort Wayne.
Smith was nominated by Indian Creek Elementary music teacher Julie Gray. The award recognizes a superintendent, principal or school board member who contributes to and supports the advancement of music in their local school corporation through their leadership.
“I am both honored and humbled to accept this award. Many thanks to the Indiana Music Education Association for this recognition,” Smith stated. “Performing arts have always been an educational priority for both the Lawrence Township community and myself. Research shows that participation in the performing arts supports the opportunity for students to creatively channel both ideas and emotions. The collaborative skills emphasized are applicable to numerous fields of student and career areas. I am proud of our strong performing arts departments district-wide and see great things in their future.”
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