Nimitz High School Principal Francisco Miranda recently earned the Distinguished Administrator Award from the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) for his commitment to fine arts.

Miranda received this prestigious award after being nominated by the fine arts educators, who expressed their sincere appreciation for Principal Miranda in their nomination to TMEA.

TMEA’s Distinguished Administrator Award recognizes upper-level school administrators across the state who have been instrumental in preserving quality music education programs on their campuses and in their districts.

“We at Nimitz are all in agreement – our success is directly correlated to Mr. Miranda’s unwavering support,” says Erin Scalisi, Choir Director at Nimitz. “We chose to nominate Mr. Miranda because we wanted to say “Thank You” for supporting our department for the betterment of Nimitz students. What this recognition demonstrates is that successful music programs start with the support of the school’s administration. We are truly blessed at Nimitz to have such a wonderful principal.”

Miranda is incredibly proud to have received this recognition and looks forward to continuing to be an ardent supporter of the fine arts programs at Nimitz. 

“I am honored to receive the TMEA Distinguished Administrator Award. While this is an individual award, I could not have done it without the help of our fantastic fine arts educators who work with our students daily to help them reach their full potential,” says Miranda. “I have the best students in the world who have amazing talents and represent our campus well. I love our students, educators and our community. Let’s keep making history, Nimitz Nation!”

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