Knorr receives Brodniak Award

Knorr receives Brodniak Award for Cultural Arts Ed
Posted on 05/25/2020
Bob Knorr received Brodniak Award

Mentor, supporter, leader, and friend. These are a few of the words that colleagues have used to describe Bob Knorr, this year’s recipient of the Walter A. Brodniak Award for Cultural Arts Education. Knorr was recognized for championing the arts for all kids in his 40-plus year career with the Anacortes School District. 

“Bob introduced his students to numerous genres of music,” said Tina Franulovich-Martin, elementary music teacher. “He always went that extra mile for his students.” 

Knorr has served as choir director, librarian, Mt Erie principal, and high school construction logistics coordinator. Knorr is an ardent supporter of Anacortes music programs and can be found at concerts throughout the district, supporting both students and staff. 

The Walter A. Brodniak Cultural Education Award was created in 1977, upon Mr. Brodniak's retirement as Superintendent of the Anacortes School District, "to foster growth of the cultural arts in the District." The award is given each spring to a student, faculty member, administrator, school director, community member or community organization that has made an outstanding contribution to the cultural arts in the Anacortes School District during the current school year.

“Bob truly stands out for his support of the performing arts in Anacortes,” said superintendent Mark Wenzel. “Even in retirement, his commitment has been amazing. He understands that the arts are a critical component of education, and helps our students and staff achieve excellence.”

Check out our YouTube page for video reflections from some of Knorr’s past students, colleagues, and friends:
Bob Knorr Brodiak Award Reflections (short version)

Bob Knorr Brodniak Award Reflections (long version)

Questions? Torhil Ramsay, 360-503-1211, 

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