Floyd County educator earns regional honor

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FLOYD COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – A Floyd County educator has been recognized by his peers

Matt Moon

in the region.

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Matt Moon has been named the District 9 Administrator of the Year by the Kentucky Music Educator Association Administrator of the Year.

The district covers 10 counties — Floyd, Pike, Letcher, Leslie, Perry, Knott, Magoffin, Breathitt, Johnson and Martin.

“Congratulations Matt on receiving this leadership award. Having known Matt for many years, I’m not surprised to see him recognized for his leadership or his passion for music,” said Floyd County Schools Superintendent Danny Adkins. “Matt’s example as an educator and administrator is to be admired, more importantly, Matt serves as an example the kind of person we should strive to be.”

KMEA members in each district annually nominate and select an administrator who has shown support for music and the arts programs as an administrator.

Moon, assistant principal at Adams Middle School, is formerly the director of bands at Pike Central High School where he developed and maintained a distinguished jazz, concert, and marching program.

In 2020, Moon worked with current Pike Central Band Director Jason Johnson to prepare the Pike Central Jazz Band for a performance at the Kentucky Music Educators Conference in Louisville.

As assistant principal, Moon continues to be an advocate for music education in Eastern Kentucky.

This award will also make Matt Moon eligible for the state level award.