The Nebraska State Bandmasters Association presented its annual Outstanding Administrator Award to Mr. Paul Sheffield, Superintendent/Principal of the Shickley Public Schools. The presentation was made at the awards banquet during the Bandmasters annual convention in Lincoln on March 3rd. This award is intended to honor an administrator in the state of Nebraska, for demonstrating support, interest, and encouragement of the school’s instrumental music program. Band directors from across the state nominate administrators for this award.
Mr. Sheffield holds a B.S. Degree in Math Education, a Masters Degree in Secondary Administration, and an Educational Specialist Degree. Mr. Sheffield taught high school math for seven years. He served as Principal/AD in the Shickley Public Schools from 1998 – 2003. Mr. Sheffield is in his 3rd year, serving as Superintendent/Principal of the Shickley Public Schools.
Stanley Johnson, band director at Shickley High School, states in his nomination letter, “Paul Sheffield is an outstanding administrator who is willing to go the extra mile to help our instrumental music program strive for excellence. He supports all extra-curricular activities and attends all activities both home and away. Mr. Sheffield has a wonderful rapport with the students, which is why they respect him so much. Mr. Sheffield can be found, with his sleeves rolled up, assisting with physical labor in helping to host District Music Contest. We may find him marching in the middle of the band during marching practice, which is not the normal way administrators spend their time during coffee break.”
Robert Floth, activities director, states, “I fully support Mr. Paul Sheffield as a nominee for the NSBA Outstanding Administrator Award. His unwavering support of the band program at Shickley Public School has attributed to the success the program has shown throughout the years. You will not find a more actively involved administrator in any district.”
Mr. Sheffield is an active member of the Nebraska Council of School Administrartors, the Nebraska Association of School Business Officials, the Shickley Community Foundation Vice-President, and is the youth sponsor for the Shickley United Methodist Church.
Mr. Sheffield has been married to his wife, Karla for seventeen years. They have three children – Brett, Devin, and Haylee.
Nebraska State Bandmasters Association