Melinda Hooker, Region V Music Teacher of the Year

Mrs. Hooker is Educator of the Year for District V

Melinda Hooker, Region V Music Teacher of the Year of the Virginia Band and Orchestra Director's Association
Melinda Hooker, Region V Music Teacher of the Year of the Virginia Band and Orchestra Director’s Association

Bath County Public Schools would like to congratulate Mrs. Hooker for an award given to her by her peers. The award is the Educator of the Year for District V. It was awarded by the directors of District V from the Virginia Band and Orchestra Director’s Association for excellence in teaching, service, and education. Mrs. Hooker started teaching at Bath County Schools in the Fall of 1995. When she began here, the band was small, about the right size for a small school like Bath County High School. With her at the helm, the band grew and now includes more than a third of the students at the high school. The band competes against schools many times larger than BCHS because of the size of the band and manages to bring home trophy after trophy. The school sends students to regional bands which only accept the best students, so the competition for these slots is difficult. Because most of her band students are engaged in other extracurricular activities, the band puts in long hours before school starts to learn the routines they will use during the year. If you have not had a chance to hear the band, come to one of the band events and enjoy the great music.

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