Fairfax schools band directors win honors

Two Fairfax County band directors received honors this month for exemplary leadership in musical education.

Jane Morgan, who teaches at Stratford Landing and Waynewood elementary schools, and Linda Gammon, of Rachel Carson Middle, were named the 2013-2014 band directors of the year by the Fairfax County Band Directors Association.

Morgan is known as a teacher who helps students enjoy learning music, according to a Fairfax schools statement. She also serves as a mentor to younger teachers through the county’s Great Beginnings’s program.

Gammon, a 27-year Fairfax schools veteran, was the 2007 Virginia outstanding music educator of the year. She has led bands that have earned national recognition and written entries for textbooks on musical instruction, including in the series “Teaching Music Through Performance in Band.”

T. Rees Shapiro is an education reporter.
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