Music Educators of the Year

educator of the year

Since 2008 WMEA honors 4 teachers each biennium

YEAR AWARD NAME WORKPLACE
1988 WMEA/WIAA Music Educator of the Year Neil Lieurance Shoreline SD
1989 WMEA/WIAA Music Educator of the Year Leo Dodd Bellevue SD
1990 WMEA/WIAA Music Educator of the Year Robert Buck
1991 WMEA/WIAA Music Educator of the Year Dave Cross Everett SD
1994 WMEA/WIAA Music Educator of the Year Wayne Timmerman Olympia SD
1995 WMEA/WIAA Music Educator of the Year Judd Aetzel Northshore SD
1996 WMEA/WIAA Music Educator of the Year Roger Stansbury Yakima SD
1997 WMEA/WIAA Music Educator of the Year Garry Walker Bellevue SD
1998 WMEA/WIAA Music Educator of the Year Dan Jackson Wenatchee SD
1999 WMEA/WIAA Music Educator of the Year Peggy Burrough Puyallup SD
2000 WMEA/WIAA Music Educator of the Year Dave Baldock Kent SD
2001 WMEA/WIAA Music Educator of the Year Vicki White-Miltun Mercer Island SD
2002 WMEA/WIAA Music Educator of the Year Ron Jones Port Angeles SD
2003 WMEA/WIAA Music Educator of the Year Larry Gookin Ellensburg
2004 WMEA/WIAA Music Educator of the Year Raydell Bradley Tacoma
2005 WMEA/WIAA Music Educator of the Year Fred Dole Clarkston SD
2006 WMEA/WIAA Music Educator of the Year Glen Mitchell Walla Walla SD
2007 WMEA/WIAA Music Educator of the Year Bill Klouse Tacoma SD
2008 WMEA Elementary Music Educator of the Year Charlene Sutton Mount Baker SD
2008 WMEA Middle School Music Educator of the Year Greg Allison Olympia SD
2008 WMEA High School Music Educator of the Year Rob Tapper Cheney
2008 WMEA Higher Education Music Educator of the Year Ramona Holmes Seattle
2008 WMEA/WIAA Music Educator of the Year Rob Tapper Cheney
2009 WMEA/WIAA Music Educator of the Year Dale Johnson Auburn SD
2010 WMEA Elementary Music Educator of the Year Patty Bourne Everett SD
2010 WMEA Middle School Music Educator of the Year Gary Riler Chehalis SD
2010 WMEA High School Music Educator of the Year Doug Gailey Port Angeles SD
2010 WMEA Higher Education Music Educator of the Year Peter Gries Ellensburg
2010 WMEA/WIAA Music Educator of the Year Peter Gries Ellensburg
2011 WMEA/WIAA Music Educator of the Year Dave Weatherred Spokane SD
2012 WMEA Elementary Music Educator of the Year Leslie Schneider Ellensburg SD
2012 WMEA Middle School Music Educator of the Year Ward Brannman Lake Washington SD
2012 WMEA High School Music Educator of the Year Charles (Chip) Schooler Olympia SD
2012 WMEA Higher Education Music Educator of the Year Jeffrey Snedeker Ellensburg
2012 WMEA/WIAA Music Educator of the Year Charles (Chip) Schooler Olympia SD
2013 WMEA/WIAA Music Educator of the Year Bruce Gutgesell Lake Washington SD
2014 WMEA Elementary Music Educator of the Year Laura Telman White River SD
2014 WMEA Middle School Music Educator of the Year Kate Labiak Edmonds SD
2014 WMEA High School Music Educator of the Year Ron Gerhardstein West Valley SD
2014 WMEA Higher Education Music Educator of the Year Steve Demorest Seattle
2014 WMEA/WIAA Music Educator of the Year Ron Gerhardstein West Valley SD
2015 WMEA/WIAA Music Educator of the Year Mark Lane Ellensburg
2016 WMEA Elementary Music Educator of the Year Linda Honn Central Valley SD
2016 WMEA Middle School Music Educator of the Year Fran Halferty Shoreline SD
2016 WMEA High School Music Educator of the Year Barbara Tappa Spokane SD
2016 WMEA Higher Education Music Educator of the Year Chris Bruya Ellensburg
2016 WMEA/WIAA Music Educator of the Year Chris Bruya Ellensburg
2017 WMEA/WIAA Music Educator of the Year Kirk Marcy Edmonds
2018 WMEA Elementary Music Educator of the Year Kelly Foster-Griffin Northshore SD
2018 WMEA Middle School Music Educator of the Year Katherine Elshire Steilacoom SD
2018 WMEA High School Music Educator of the Year Nancy Duck-Jefferson Mukilteo SD
2018 WMEA Higher Education Music Educator of the Year Chris Bianco Bellingham
2018 WMEA/WIAA Music Educator of the Year Chris Bianco Bellingham
2019 WMEA/WIAA Music Educator of the Year Dan Wing Shoreline SD
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