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Meet all the 2020 Educator Award recipients. 

Check out all of the

past recipients! 


AWARDS PRESENTED: at tentatively scheduled March 2021 online event

In keeping with the mission of the CIVIC MUSIC, we honor educational administrators who have shown outstanding support to music education and music educators. The Educational Administrator of the Year is chosen annually by the CIVIC MUSIC Awards Committee from nominees that have been identified as worthy of this award. Do you have someone in mind that is deserving of one of these awards because of their dedication and contributions to area music programs? If so, please nominate them today!

Click here to see all of the 2020 Educator Award recipients!



Dr. Martin Lexmond has been the Superintendent of the West Allis-West Milwaukee School District, the 12th largest and among the most culturally diverse public school districts in Wisconsin. In this position since 2015, Marty successfully resolved a significant financial challenge and moved the district from one with three failing schools and only one high performing school to a district with no failing schools and five high performing schools. This work is guided by a very focused strategic plan, an equity mindset, and a commitment to Deeper Learning. Marty began his career in education as a Social Studies teacher in the Milwaukee Public Schools at North Division and Vincent High Schools. Marty moved on to eventually serve as an Administrator and then Assistant Principal at Vincent High School before becoming Director of High School Redesign followed by the Director of School Innovation for the Milwaukee Public Schools. Marty’s career as a superintendent began as High School Principal and Superintendent in Kohler. During his tenure, he gained valuable experience in school administration. In his second year, the high school had the highest ACT composite score in the state and was later named a Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education. Marty returned to the Milwaukee area to serve three years as the Superintendent of the Shorewood School District before his current position in WAWM. Marty has served as a Trustee of the Milwaukee County Federated Library System, a Board Member of the West Allis Library, an Executive Member of the Southeastern Wisconsin Schools Alliance (SWSA) and as an Education Cabinet Member of the Combined Giving-United Way Giving Campaign. He currently sits on the board for Building to Learn, an early apprenticeship program for the construction trades. Originally from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Marty earned a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from UW-Milwaukee and a Doctorate from Cardinal Stritch University. In his spare time Marty enjoys biking and home improvement projects.