“I was in shock! It was surprising and definitely an honor,” said Kristina McRaney as she shared one of the biggest achievements of her education career.
McRaney is the band director at North Gulfport Middle School. She was honored this past Saturday as the “Gulf Coast Middle School Band Director of the Year”. McRaney received a plaque for outstanding achievement, along with praise from music educators from across the Coast. The award was given by the Gulf Coast Band Director’s Association.
This is McRaney’s fifth year as the band director at North Gulfport. She has been a music teacher for a total of 20 years. Three of her band students were recently selected to perform in the Gulf Coast Band Director’s Association Band Clinic.
“Our organization has a lot of outstanding band directors and they are well-known throughout the region. To be considered one of those band directors who has done something with their program is just a very high honor and definitely humbling,” said McRaney.