Illinois administrators to be awarded at conference

When Foehrkolb came to Washington Middle School as principal four years ago, students at the school did not have music classes every day.

Foehrkolb worked with staff and got that deficiency changed by his second year at the school.

“Our students have music classes every day now and we didn’t cut into their other instructional time,” he said. “It was a no-brainer to get that done. Research has shown that having a music class every day improves a student’s achievement in all classes.”

Other accomplishments by the school districts in Washington, IL:

  • a $5 million high school music building
  • a $14 million middle school music wing
  • $120,000 of new band instruments

Five Washington administrators to be awarded at Illinois Music Education Association conference | Journal Star