2017 Teacher of the Year
Kelli Falls has been teaching vocal music for over twenty years. She currently teaches middle school choirs and a leadership class at Parker Middle School in Howell, Michigan. Kelli has had the opportunity to have many experiences in her life: performing, directing, conducting, teaching, and leading. She has mentored over twenty-five student teachers and loves inspiring others to become outstanding choral directors! Kelli has given time, service, and leadership to both MSVMA and ACDA. She is currently serving as the co-district manager for MSVMA District Four. She has directed two State Honors Choirs, many District Honors Choirs, and has presented at numerous conferences and clinics across the state of Michigan. She has worked at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp as a director of summer camp choirs and as International Choir Director in some capacity since 2001. Kelli currently conducts the Livingston County Chorale and the Hartland Community Chorus Messiah Choir. She is thankful for the support, leadership, and friendship that choir directors in this state offer to her. Kelli loves music and her passion is teaching. She believes that in order to educate, you must first inspire. She is very thankful for her supportive and wonderful husband, parents, and brother!
Her senator is Joe Hune
Her Superintendent is Mr. Erin MacGregor
Teacher of the Year
Teacher of the Year nominees must:
MSVMA Emeritus Status
The Emeritus Membership Program honors retired MSVMA members whose lives have been devoted to the enhancement of choral music in secondary schools. Nominations are made at spring District meetings and submitted to the MSVMA past president by June 1 for Executive Board review. A one-time nomination fee of $100 per candidate is paid by the District.
Lifetime membership in MSVMA is granted to recipients of Member Emeritus status. Members Emeritus may not serve as officers.
Candidates for emeritus status have:
Exceptions regarding teaching and/or length of tenure may be considered by the Executive Board.
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