Each year the Northeast Music Educators’ Association selects an “Outstanding Choral Music Educator” from area schools. The Northeast Region consists of all public and private schools in the Great Northern, Northeast, Bi-County, Panorama, Spokane Valley schools, as well as schools north to the Canadian border. The 2017 Outstanding Choral Music Educator Award winner is Deer Park’s own Christina Thomas! Christina is in her 3rd year here teaching Choral Music at Deer Park High School and Deer Park Middle School and has done amazing things in such a short time. Congratulations Mrs. Thomas!
It has been a banner year for Deer Park’s music programs and music educators; earlier this spring, Deer Park’s Band Director, Taylor Belote was chosen by the Spokane Symphony to be the recipient of the 2016-17 Outstanding Music Educator for the Spokane region! The music programs that Mrs. Thomas and Mr. Belote direct do an amazing job representing our schools and community and they make a difference in the lives of kids. In a time when the arts and music have been brushed aside in many school systems around the nation, we are extremely proud to have flourishing music programs thanks to these incredible teachers!