Posting Date: February 27, 2012
Music education graduates win "Teacher of the Year" awards
Adjunct instructor of music education voted "Cobb County Teacher of the Year"
By Stephen Chamblee
Richard McKee, adjunct instructor of music education
Kennesaw State music education graduates Daniel Frisbie (2004) and Fonda Riley (2007) were voted 2011-12 "Teacher of the Year" at their respective schools, Austell Primary and Baker Elementary. KSU adjunct instructor of music education, Richard McKee, was also voted "Teacher of the Year" at Acworth Elementary and voted "Cobb County Teacher of the Year" in the elementary school category.
Every year, teachers in Cobb County nominate and vote for colleagues who they feel represent the highest standards of excellence and achievement. Barbara Hammond, KSU's music education program coordinator, says, "the College of the Arts is putting forth the finest arts educators and we are very proud to say that the bar has been raised. We are accepting students who are not only the finest musicians, but also have the highest prognosis for becoming excellent teachers."