Sulphur High Principal Keith Bonin became the newest recipient of the Louisiana Music Educators Association's (LMEA) Outstanding Administrator Award. He received the award at the 2013 State Music Conference.
According to a news release from the Calcasieu Parish School Board, Bonin has made excellence and public recognition of the arts a high priority. In his work, he has proven himself to be more than just an advocate. He gets results that directly benefit music and art education.
The key to Bonin's philosophy in raising academic standards is the belief that participation in the arts is fundamental to the process of improving student achievement.
Having more than just a vision of expanding music curriculum, he is personally active in the development and expansion of school schedules in support of the arts. He has created long range plans and provided the necessary resources in staffing and funding to implement these plans.
This is the 13th time in the past 16 years that such recognition has been made by the association. LMEA awards are based on criteria published in the February Issue of The Louisiana Musician.