Monday, March 29, 2010

Yea Principal Brockman!

From the My Ballard blog:

Phil Brockman, the principal at Ballard High School was recently honored for his commitment to music. Last month, Brockman (shown holding plaque) received the first-ever Washington Music Educators Association Administrator of the Year Award “for advocating music as a core quality of education,” the release from the Seattle Public Schools states. He was honored during the association’s All-State Gala in Yakima. Brockman will be playing trumpet at the alumni concert, 7 p.m., April 10 at Ballard High. Brockman helped create the alumni concert in 2006. According to the release from the school district, the event has raised $40,000 for the school’s music department.

I met Phil Brockman during the interim period when he served as High School Director for SPS (right before Michael Tolley). What a great guy! So calm, so decent, someone who really listens. He's a good example of a great principal and Ballard is lucky to have him.

2 comments:

dan dempsey said...

"I met Phil Brockman during the interim period when he served as High School Director for SPS "

Phil Brockman is very smart guy too as he escaped from the JSCEE "interim period" trap and found refuge back at Ballard.

h2o girl said...

This is fantastic. WTG Principal Brockman. So nice that music is supported at Ballard High. The band director seems great as well. He invited all the middle school bands that feed into Ballard to come and play with BHS at a basketball game in January, and my daughter is still talking about how cool it was.