Posting Date: February 12, 2011
Kennesaw State instructor receives educator of the year award
Angee McKee recognized at GMEA conference
By Scott Singleton
Angee McKee with her husband Richard McKee, who is also an instructor of music education at KSU.
Angee McKee, instructor of music education at Kennesaw State University, received the Georgia Music Educators Association's Music Educator of the Year Award at the association's In Service Conference on Jan. 28 in Savannah. McKee served more than 30 years in the Georgia public school system as an elementary music specialist before joining the faculty at KSU.
"I am humbled to be selected among the many wonderful music educators in our state. The level of teaching excellence in music education in Georgia is outstanding," McKee explains.
McKee has also worked as a consultant for Yamaha's Music In Education Program and conducted workshops for public school music educators throughout the area. Currently, she serves as co-director of the The Young Choristers at the Episcopal Church of the Ascension in Cartersville.
Barabara Hammond, music education coordinator at KSU, says of McKee, "She is a dedicated teacher and musician. I am so proud to know her as a colleague."
On receiving the award, McKee says, "This award has given me more resolve to continue my work advocating music education for every child. All children deserve a quality education in the arts. These crucial areas of instruction are vital to our children's development and our future as a nation. We must educate generations of students who can think divergently and creatively and will have the skills to work cooperatively to solve problems."