Outstanding Music Educator
SWKMEA honors three music educators each year (elementary, middle school, high school) as the district Outstanding Music Educators. Those teachers are then considered for the state OME award given by KMEA at the annual In-Service Workshop each February. The state honoree is featured in the Kansas Music Review and their biography is placed on the KMEA website.
Like the OME, the Honor Administrator award is part of a state-wide program sponsored by KMEA. The recipient of the SWKMEA district award will be considered for the state award given by KMEA at the annual In-Service Workshop each February.
SWKMEA offers a scholarship each year to a college junior or senior majoring in music education who graduated from a high school within our district.