Chris Richmond, instrumental music teacher in Wamego, Kansas, is the 2009 KMEA Outstanding Music Educator.
Chris was nominated and chosen as the North Central KMEA District Outstanding Music Educator. A stellar teacher,
Chis has made KMEA an important part of his career. He served as the North Central District KMEA President, and
at the time of this award served as co-chair for the KMEA Recruiting and Retention Committee. In that capacity
he and his committee developed a nationally-recognized on-line New Teacher Handbook
to encourage and mentor teachers in their first few years in the profession.
...happiness, a safe home (aka bandroom). To me, music means being surrounded by caring people doing something we love. To me, music means having a safe haven to get away from all of the complications of life.