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Superintendent Dr. Tim Harkrider Named Distinguished Administrator by Texas Music Educators Association

Ken Labonski, Fine Arts Coordinator, presented Superintendent Dr. Tim Harkrider with a Distinguished Administrator Award from the Texas Music Educators Association at the July board of trustees meeting. Labonski nominated Dr. Harkrider for his continued support of fine arts in Willis ISD. The award is given to leaders of secondary schools for outstanding commitment to preserving quality music education experiences for all students. 

Labonski stated, “Dr. Harkrider embodies One Team, One Purpose in our music programs by being visible at performances, serving as a leader on administrative executive committees and engaging in conversations with his music teachers frequently. During Covid, he allowed us to focus solely on our students without worrying about cuts to any programs despite the obvious challenges .” 

“I am very proud of our Fine Arts programs and their dedication to their craft, '' said Dr. Harkrider. “Our directors and students work countless hours and their performances reflect that. It is an honor to be recognized.”