Outstanding Music Educator Awards

Each year the Mississippi Music Educators Association is pleased to honor two outstanding music educators. The Outstanding Young Music Educator of the Year award is given to a music teacher of 5 or less years of service. The Outstanding Music Educator of the Year award is given to a music educator of 6 or more years of service.

These recipients are nominated by their fellow teachers who are members of MMEA.  In addition to the application, the following information is required to complete each nominee’s portfolio.

Nomination Form

Deadline:  February 1st 

Guidelines for Nominations

The nominator will provide:

  • Personal Letter of Recommendation (Should reflect firsthand exposure to the nominee.  Only professional and pertinent anecdotes should be included.  Statements of religious affiliation, partisan activity, and personal/family information should not be included. 
  • Three Letters of Recommendations from the following sources: administration (if applicable), colleagues, parents and students.

Nominator may include the following:

  • Education and employment history
  • Honors, achievements, and community involvement
  • Activities of students
  • Statement of Philosophy and goals for teaching in the future (if applicable)

Nominations must be submitted through electronic means. No paper copies will be accepted. You may contact Tommy Creel for more information. Contact Andy Beasley