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Karen Fulmer presented Leadership and Service Award for 2010

fulmer-petersonKaren Fulmer, of Auburn, Washington, was presented the bi-annual Leadership award at the 2010 NW ACDA conference held in Seattle. The presentation was made by Scott Peterson, past-president.

Karen recently retired from full time teaching in the Sumner, Washington schools, is well known for her superb choral work at Summer Junior High School (28 years) and Bonney Lake High School (two years).

Karen's reaction was: "I am so honored to receive this award.  Throughout my career I've looked to previous award recipients and whole heartedly agreed, "YES, they represent the best in ACDA.  They ARE dedicated to service and leadership by their example, both in terms of mpetersonusical accomplishmefulmerspeaksnts and leadership vision for the Northwestern Division."  

"Involvement in ACDA has crafted my professional life, opening so many doors of opportunity that I stand before you today as national president-elect designate, from our great Northwestern Division.  Thank you to our division board and to our membership for the opportunity to represent you at the national level where I seek to open doors of opportunity for the next generation of strong ACDA leaders."

Karen Fulmer was named to the WMEA's inaugural class "Hall of Fame." She is also the recipient of WA ACDA's Leadership award...this in 2008. She also holds the distinction of being named "Washington Teacher of the Year" in 1997 by the Superintendent of Public Instruction.

Her leadership, drive, poise, and personal charisma has led most recently...just a matter of a few weeks ago...to her election as the president-elect designate for the national ACDA. She'll take office as president-elect in July, 2010 and become national president in 2012.

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