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SPPS Music Teacher Awarded Minnesota Music Educator of the Year

SPPS Music Teacher Awarded Minnesota Music Educator of the Year

Kim Kroetsch, a distinguished music educator in Saint Paul Public Schools, has been honored with the Minnesota Music Educator Association Elementary Music Teacher of the Year Award, recognizing her remarkable contributions to music education. With over two decades of experience at Global Arts Plus Lower, Kroetsch has been instrumental in fostering an inclusive musical environment, transcending traditional roles.

As a leader within the SPPS Music/Arts community, Kroetsch has actively contributed to the District Music Steering Committee, shaping and aligning the music curriculum with the SPPS Music Scope & Sequence.

As the Arts Integration Lead at her school, Kim Kroestsch passionately advocates for cultural inclusivity in the curriculum, embodying a dedication to providing a comprehensive, arts-infused, and integrated education. Her impact extends further through leadership roles in the Equity and Instructional Leadership Committee, where she spearheads engaging professional development initiatives with a focus on arts integration. Beyond the school's boundaries, Kroestsch plays a pivotal role in community-building, coordinating projects with local artists, arts organizations, and community partnerships.

Kim Kroetsch's recognition as the Minnesota Music Educator Association Elementary Music Teacher of the Year stands as a testament to her exceptional contributions and lasting influence on the field of music education.