Title: Secondary School Educator (Retired)
Location: Bryan, Ohio, United States
David George Randels, Retired Secondary School Educator, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in music education.
An esteemed figure in music and education, Mr. Randels has accrued more than 40 years of professional excellence in his areas of expertise. Currently retired, he formerly served as a music instructor with Port Clinton City Schools in Ohio from 1965 to 2004. Prior to this appointment, he held the roles of instructor and counselor at Culver Military Academy from 1962 to 1967. Alongside his professional endeavors, Mr. Randels is an avid musician, playing as a member of The Bryan City Band since 2004 and a drummer with the Jamie Wight New Orleans Joymakers since 1980. Earlier in his career, he was appointed a teacher and drummer of Jazz Bands in 1960, in which he continues to serve.
A singer in his local church’s choir and musical artist of six original recordings, Mr. Randels underwent a formal education to prepare for his illustrious roles. He earned a Bachelor of Science in education in 1965 and a Master of Music from Bowling Green State University in 1971. He has been elected a member of the Bud Widmer Rube Band and on the board of directors of the Williams County Community Concert Association.
A respected leader in the field, Mr. Randels maintains affiliation with several professional organizations. Commencing his pursuits as president of the Port Clinton Model Railroad Club in 1965, he also remains associated with the Music Educators National Conference, Port Clinton Federation of Teachers, the National School Orchestra Association, and the U.S. Capital Historical Society. In addition, he is a respected member of Phi Kappa Psi, Phi Delta Kappa, and Kappa Kappa Psi.
In recognition of his exceptional contributions to the field of music education, Mr. Randels was honored with the Mayor’s Service Award by the town of Port Clinton, OH, and the District Service Award by Ottawa County, OH, in 2004. In addition, he received a Distinguished Service Award from the National School Orchestra Association in 1994, as well as a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Port Clinton Federation of Teachers in 1984. Previously, Mr. Randels was named an Outstanding Bandsman from Bowling Green State University in 1965 and was the recipient of the John Phillips Sousa Band Award from Bryan High School in 1961.
Married to Jeanne Krill Warner Randels since 2016, Mr. Randels is the proud stepfather of Kellie R. Fowler. In his spare time, he enjoys model railroads, antique cars, camping and fishing. He has been inducted into several editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Education, and Who’s Who in the World. Furthermore, he has been named a Lifetime Achiever by Marquis Who’s Who.
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