An open house will be held at Farmington Elementary School Tuesday, May 29, for its principal, Jean W. Madsen, who is retiring at the end of the school term.

The open house, sponsored by the school's faculty and PTA, will be held from 3:30 to 7 p.m. in the media center at the school, 50 W. 200 South, Farmington, and all the students at the school, their parents and all Madsen's friends are invited.Madsen, a member of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir for 18 years and an educator since 1947, grew up in Carbon County and graduated from Carbon County High School. She earned a bachelor's degree in music at Utah State University in 1947 and a master's degree in music at USU in 1968.

She was an elementary music supervisor in the Chino, Calif., School District from 1947 to 1948 and a music instructor in Cache County elementary and junior high schools from 1948 to 1951.

From 1954 to 1966 she was the administrator and operator of a private kindergarten, and from 1966 to 1968 she taught kindergarten in the Box Elder School District.

She joined the Davis School District in 1968 as elementary music supervisor, a post she held until 1980 when she became principal of J. A. Taylor Elementary School in Centerville. She left J. A. Taylor to become principal at Farmington Elementary School in 1989.

Active in many civic and professional organizations, Madsen won the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Administrator Award this year, won the Utah Alliance for Arts Education Administrator Award in 1989 and was chosen Utah's Outstanding Elementary Music Teacher in 1979.