Regional Teacher of the Year
and Friend of Music Award
Year
YVMEA Teacher
of the Year
School or District
Friend of Music
Business or Community Member
Administrator of the Year
 
WMEA Music
Teacher of the Year
1996 John Moawad Central Washington University Pam Covall        
1998 Deb Wagner Yakima School District Robert Thomas        
2000 Gay Ott Ellensburg School District Nick E. Mason        
2002 Robert Eggebraten West Valley School District John Oord Ted Brown Music      
2004 Doug Kilgore West Valley School District Margaret Gries Central Washington University      
2006 Don May Ellensbur School District Sue Connolly Music Parent Advocate - Ellensburg      
2008 Michael Brant Zillah School District Danene Knudsen West Valley      
2010 Ed Cunnington East Valley School District Pat Strosahl The Seasons Performance Hall, Yakima      
2012 Scott Goranson Yakima School District Forrest Fisher Educational Service District 105 Kris Seibel - Yakima Public Schools    
2014 Jeff Chang Mt. Adams School District Arelio Garcia Arts Coordinator for Educational Service District 105 Dr. Peter Finch - West Valley SD   Ron Gerhardstein - Secondary Teacher of the year - West Valley High School District
2016 Jason Schoonover Zillah School District Jeff Snedeker Central Washington University / Director of Ellensburg Music Coalition      
2018 Nick Maupoux Cle Elum David Rogers Yakima Symphony Orchestra