Noblesville High School principal receives award


Noblesville High School principal Craig McCaffrey recently received the Outstanding Administrator of the Year honor from the Indiana Music Education Association.

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Craig McCaffrey was honored recently during a virtual awards ceremony hosted by the Indiana Music Education Association. (Submitted photo)

The honor recognizes a school leader’s contributions to the advancement of music education. In 2020, Noblesville Schools was recognized for the fifth consecutive year as a national Best Community for Music Education.

McCaffrey did not provide a statement about his recognition, but NHS Music Dept. Chair Eric Thornbury, who nominated McCaffrey for the award, said he was a deserving recipient.

I couldn’t think of a better candidate or a better time for Dr. McCaffrey to win the Indiana Music Educators Outstanding Administrator award,” Thornbury stated. “He has always been a huge supporter and advocate for the music programs at Noblesville High School, but his support of our program during this unprecedented time has really set him apart. While other schools are struggling to continue offering music instruction, Dr. McCaffrey made a commitment to ‘keep doing what we do’ and has followed through with it.

Because of his vision and advocacy, we’ve been able to continue music programming and events this year, while safely adhering to COVID guidelines. I can’t tell you how much this has meant to our students, staff and community.”