Barlow Principal Schmidt Receives Outstanding Administrator Award from the Oregon Music Educators Association

Bruce Schmidt Receives Award from Oregon Music Educators Asssociation

Each year, the Oregon Music Educators Association (OMEA) takes nominations from its members for its “Outstanding Administrator Award.” The award is presented at the annual conference banquet in January. 

Bruce Schmidt OMEA Award

This past fall, Sam Barlow High School (SBHS) band director Paul Nicholas took it upon himself to ask six people to join him in writing nomination letters for Principal Bruce Schmidt. The list of supporters for the award included current and retired educators, parents, volunteers, and students. All were eager to write a  letter as they have worked with Bruce in various capacities and all know his level of passion for the SBHS music programs. In early January, the District learned that Principal Schmidt had been named the 2020 OMEA Outstanding Administrator!

The OMEA’s annual awards banquet was held on January 18 at the Graduate Eugene Hotel and Convention Center in Eugene, Oregon. Principal Schmidt and his family, SBHS Band Director Paul Nicholas, SBHS Choir Director Amber Schroeder, and hundreds of music educators from around the state attended. The event took place at the Graduate Eugene Hotel and Convention Center in Eugene, Oregon.

Congratulations Principal Schmidt and thank you for the work you do to support SBH’s student body, staff, and families. This recognition was well-earned!