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FCPS Music Educators Dominate District 7 Awards

FCPS Music Educators Dominate District 7 Awards

Fayette County Public Schools swept the main awards at this fall’s District 7 gathering of the Kentucky Music Educators Association (KMEA).

  • Elementary Teacher of the Year: Sabrina Bowmer of Cassidy
  • Middle School Teacher of the Year: April Kite of Edythe J. Hayes
  • High School Teacher of the Year: Ryan Marsh of Lafayette
  • Administrator of the Year: Lester Diaz, principal of Frederick Douglass High School
  • Friend of Music: Fayette County Board of Education

In addition, KMEA has invited five of our ensembles to perform in February at its statewide professional learning conference in Louisville:

  • Beaumont Middle School’s Symphonic Band, under the direction of Amanda Herceg and Willow Cooper
  • Douglass’ Chamber Orchestra, directed by Sarah Milazzo-Payne
  • Lafayette’s Chamber Orchestra, under Phil Kent and Aaron Breeck
  • Lafayette’s Madrigal Singers, led by Ryan Marsh, and
  • Lafayette’s Wind Symphony, directed by Dee Bishop and Chris Strange

KMEA's District 7 covers schools in Bourbon, Clark, Fayette, Franklin, Jessamine, Harrison, Scott, and Woodford counties. For more information, email Aaron Cunningham of Tates Creek High School, the District 7 president for 2023-24.

headshot of Sabrina Bowmer
headshot of April Kite
headshot of Lafayette teacher Ryan Marsh
headshot of Lester Diaz
Fayette County Board of Education Building