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Leaman Junior High Principal Recognized as TMEA Distinguished Administrator

Dec 06, 2018 | Community Relations

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Michael Semmler, principal at Lamar Consolidated Independent School District’s Leaman Junior High, was recently named a Distinguished Administrator by the Texas Music Educators Association. This award recognizes upper-level school administrators across the state who have been instrumental in preserving quality music education programs on their campuses and in their districts.

Honored with this award for his immense dedication to the music program, Semmler continues to go above and beyond to ensure that the music program at Leaman Junior High remains an integral part of the campus’ culture.

Leaman Junior High Band Director, Amy Bennett, praised the way Semmler takes the time to meet the needs of the program, while also shaping her into a better servant and leader for her campus and the district at large.

“Because of his commitment to our program, our students have enjoyed such individualized, high-quality instruction,” said Bennett.

Semmler is known for constantly exceeding the requests made by the music program with “enriching thought and intentional effort,” always letting the best opportunities and resources drive each action he takes. His devotion to his campus is clearly displayed through his dedication, selflessness and leadership.

When Fulshear High School competed at the UIL State Marching Band Championship this fall, Semmler was touched to have his name read alongside Fulshear High School’s principal, Dan Ward. Bennett credits Semmler for ensuring “students going into [the] high school band are thoroughly prepared” for opportunities to come.

Semmler will be publicly recognized at the Leaman Junior High Band Concert on Tuesday, Dec. 11 at 6:30 p.m. in the Fulshear High School Auditorium.

Click here for more information on the Distinguished Administrator Award.