Earlier this year, Dr. Pauline Hargrove, Superintendent of Little Cypress-Mauriceville CISD, was presented the Distinguished Administrator Award 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. Dr. Hargrove was nominated by LCM’s Director of Bands, Jose Ochoa.
According to the TMEA website, “Given the state of education funding and the continuous struggle at all levels to keep quality fine arts education in schools, it is crucial that we take every opportunity to highlight the many successes present in numerous schools across our state. From districts with only a single elementary, middle, and high school to those with multiple 5A campuses, administrators have great influence over a program’s opportunity for success.”
Dr. Hargrove has long been a supporter of the arts in education, from earliest elementary through secondary grades. Her interest in band, choral music, visual and dramatic arts has been evident throughout her teaching and administrator years in the LCM District.
From left to right, Bryanna Lewis, Lauren Ewing, Zach Casey, Dr. Hargrove, Jose Ochoa, Austin Girouard, Erika Cook, and Hunter Fuselier.