New Music Educator of the Year

Congratulations, Jordan Madagame!

Jordan is an outstanding educator and colleague. He has reinvigorated and revitalized a vocal program by sheer force of will and passion for what he does. Jordan never shies away from challenges or issues, he addresses them head on. He is generous with his time and efforts – serving in different leadership positions, including: the NMEA board, as a liaison between UNLV music Ed graduates and CCSD music teachers, the CCSD pacing and planning guide team and more. While at UNLV he was president of the student chapter of ACDA, and worked as a paraprofessional at LVA. He teaches private voice and is also currently working on two masters degrees at UNLV – in voice and choral conducting. His students love him and trust him. He is caring but firm and serves as a listening ear when they need him. He is a wonderful example of a teacher that will shape our district for the better in the future. I am proud to call him a friend, former student, and now colleague.