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ACIC Teacher Selected for Regional Honor

   Allen County Intermediate Center music educator Brittany Rust has been selected as the Kentucky Music Educators Association (KMEA) Third District Elementary Music Educator of the Year.


   “It’s humbling,” Rust said. “I’m excited that I was nominated and surprised that I won. The other teachers nominated have a lot more experience than I do. I’m humbled and excited.”


   Rust is starting her fifth year at the Intermediate Center. She received her undergraduate degree in Music Education at Murray State University and a Masters in Music Education from Western Kentucky University.


   The award is based on a nomination from a music colleague and is peer-selected in recognition of the work a music educator does in the classroom and beyond. In addition to daily music education instruction at ACIC, Rust oversees the school’s choir students and is active with the Scottsville Summer Soundz program---a community children’s choir initiative by the Allen County-Scottsville Arts Council that includes 60 Allen County children.  


   As a music educator, Rust hopes that her students develop a love and appreciation for music that will be passed on to future generations.   


   “I want kids to leave my class knowing that music is valuable and that it’s important,” Rust explained. “I want a love for music instilled in the kids. I want them to look back when they leave the Intermediate Center with their memories of music and think, man, I had so much fun in music class. I don’t really care if they remember a lot of the content, I just want them when they are older and have children to be the kind of parents that say (to their children) you should do chorus and you should be involved in music because I had so much fun and I loved music.”


   Rust’s selection at the regional level qualifies her for consideration for the KMEA State Elementary Music Educator of the Year Award. The state awards are announced early next year.  



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