SAN ANGELO, Texas — San Angelo Independent School District announced Friday that Central High School Principal Bill Waters has been honored by the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) as a Distinguished Administrator.
According to an SAISD press release, the award recognizes upper-level school administrators across Texas who have been instrumental in preserving quality music education programs on their campuses and in their districts.
“The TMEA Distinguished Administrators Award is a huge honor, and Mr. Waters is well deserving of the honor. Under the campus leadership of Mr. Waters our Central High School fine arts programs have flourished. He always finds a way to show his support and enthusiasm for each of our band, orchestra, choir, theater and art programs,” said SAISD Director of Advanced Academics and Fine Arts Tiffany Huebner. “Mr. Waters is great at promoting and encouraging teachers and students in all of the programs on his campus. Congratulations Mr. Waters!”
The press release stated, "Principal Waters’ dedication to celebrating all the ways students are smart is evident in his advocacy of CHS fine arts programs, going above and beyond in his support of both musically-skilled students and the staff who develop their talent. This is reflected in programs with consistent award-winning seasons, most recently highlighted by UIL sweepstakes awards and TMEA All-State Musicians."
“One of Mr. Waters’ goals for our students is that they find their ‘one thing’ or their ‘one person’ to connect with on our campus," CHS Orchestra Director Emilee Hall-Rocha said. "He knows that extracurricular activities play an important role in student success. We are so grateful to have someone who is student centered as our leader. He has never ceased to be a champion for our fine arts programs. The success of our students reflects his support.”