Music Educator of the Year Award

It is important to recognize arts educators.

We are honored to recognize the five finalists for the 2021 Music Educator of the Year Award.

-James Gates—Band Director, Massillon Junior High School, Massillon City Schools
-Jason Neel—Band Director, Massillon Washington High School, Massillon City Schools
-Sandra Larsuel—Music Teacher, Glenwood Intermediate, Plain Local Schools
-Shaun Fontaine—Band Director, Alliance High School, Alliance City Schools
-Susan Cook—Music Teacher, Washington Elementary School, Marlington Local Schools 
This award recognizes public, private, and parochial Music Educators in the region served by the Stark County Educational Service Center who have positively impacted their students and communities, and who have shown great dedication to the field of Music Education.
Join us on March 26th at 6:00pm on our Facebook page for a virtual ceremony as we announce the Music Educator of the Year Award winner and as MassMu and the Canton Museum of Art announce the Art Educator of the Year Award winner.


2020: Rich Kibler – Lake Local Schools

2019: Linda Davis – Perry Local Schools

2018: Brian Kieffer – Plain Local Schools

2017: Elizabeth Barkan – Fairless Local Schools

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