De Soto teacher named Band Director of the Year

The USD 232 Board of Education recognized Rob Foster at its meeting on Oct. 10 for being named the Northeast Kansas Music Educators Association Outstanding Middle School Band Director of the Year. Superintendent Doug Sumner presented Foster a Certificate of Professional Achievement and the district's Inspiration Award.

The USD 232 Board of Education recognized Rob Foster at its meeting on Oct. 10 for being named the Northeast Kansas Music Educators Association Outstanding Middle School Band Director of the Year. Superintendent Doug Sumner presented Foster a Certificate of Professional Achievement and the district's Inspiration Award.

Lexington Trails Middle School band instructor Rob Foster was recently named Northeast Kansas Music Educators Association Outstanding Middle School Band Director of the Year and recognized by the De Soto USD 232 Board of Education with the district's Inspiration Award.

Foster, who currently teaches at Starside Elementary and De Soto High School as well, has been teaching in the district since 2005. He's also the Artistic Director for the De Soto Brass Band.

Foster has been a music educator for 20 years, teaching at the college level as well as at high schools and middle schools. He is also a published composer who has written music for a variety of levels including music for his public school ensembles, college bands, as well as for some of the leading military bands in the country.

In his time with the district, Foster has also contributed to the athletic departments at both LTMS and DHS as a football, wrestling and tennis coach.

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