The District 11 chapter of The Kentucky Music Educators Association has named Ms. Kristen Harrod from Foley Middle School the KMEA middle school teacher of the year. District 11 encompasses all music educators in over 13 counties including Madison, Mercer, Boyle, Lincoln, Rockcastle, Garrard, Lee, Jackson, Owsley, Powell, Estill, and Wolfe.
Ms. Harrod is entering her second year at Foley. Under her direction in the 2014-15 school year, the sixth grade, seventh grade, and eighth grade bands earned distinguished ratings at the KMEA District Concert Band Assessment.
“Ms. Harrod is an energetic teacher with a passion for music. “ said Mark Wall, principal at Foley. “She spends time after school working with students and has started a pep band and a jazz band.”
Wall went on to explain the three distinguished ratings were a first for Foley. “The students at Foley Middle School are receiving top rate middle school music instruction. She has taken our band to another level and we are excited about the future of our band program.”