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Raquel Ramos Carson junior high

Raquel Ramos
Carson junior high

"She has been an amazing teacher by showing every student compassion and kindness while keeping the love for music alive."

Nominated by: Leslie Monjaraz

Heaven Watson-Weary Hunter Huss

Heaven Watson-Weary
Hunter Huss

"she has always been here for us"

Nominated by: Zebulun Lunsford

Tyreese Pleasanton Scotlandville pre-Engineering and Math Academy

Tyreese Pleasanton
Scotlandville pre-Engineering and Math Academy

"The difference in the gentleman's pedagogy was just incredible: more focused videos/slides, etc on the lesson"

Nominated by: Glenn Scheuermann

Rob DelGaudio Mamaroneck Avenue School

Rob DelGaudio
Mamaroneck Avenue School

"We are so honored to have Mr. D as a member of our MAS Community. He can constantly be found at student arrival and pickup playing his ukulele."

Nominated by: Robert Spedafino

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Matt Kozacek
Campo Verde High School

"Mr. Kozacek has always gone above and beyond the call of duty."

Nominated by: Rene Nasluchacz

Jessica Allen Calavera Hills Middle School/Carlsbad High School

Jessica Allen
Calavera Hills Middle School/Carlsbad High School

"Jessica Allen is a true gift to Music Education and her students are the direct beneficiaries of her talents."

Nominated by: Stacy Salz

Jonathan Kenney Bear Valley International School

Jonathan Kenney
Bear Valley International School

"Mr. Kenney is an incredible music teacher who has molded and adapted all curriculum to equitably support all students - both in-person and virtual, during our ongoing pandemic."

Nominated by: Ruth Perez

Andrew Marerro Bristow Run Elementary

Andrew Marerro
Bristow Run Elementary

"He has stayed cool under the constantly changing requirements and encourages other around him constantly."

Nominated by: Aly Gates

Morgan Fleming Comstock Elementary School

Morgan Fleming
Comstock Elementary School

"Morgan Fleming definitely qualifies as a Music Teacher that has been amazing, resourceful, positive, creative, and supportive throughout this pandemic!!"

Nominated by: Emmy Kimmer

Tim Mason New Bedford High School

Tim Mason
New Bedford High School

"He’s an amazing teacher who balances so much band still finds time to inspire his colleagues."

Nominated by: Rosannette Rivera

Richard Smiley Rio Linda High School

Richard Smiley
Rio Linda High School

"He is a teacher leader for our district Music Teachers and brings insight and encouragement for all our music teachers."

Nominated by: Tom Seaton

Kristan Mitchell Ekstrand Elementary

Kristan Mitchell
Ekstrand Elementary

"She is an inspiration who does more for our students' music AND literacy education than anyone knows!"

Nominated by: Stefanie Chase

Elca Wagner Perry Lecompton Elementary School

Elca Wagner
Perry Lecompton Elementary School

"She has remained positive and works hard to make music fun for the students."

Nominated by: Melanie Borror

Denise Kersten North Elementary School

Denise Kersten
North Elementary School

"I hope she knows how much we all appreciate her hard work and support!"

Nominated by: Toni Martin

Brandon Barnett Charles A. Tindley Accelerated School

Brandon Barnett
Charles A. Tindley Accelerated School

"He always finds ways to make don't think we can do this, to yes we can and we did!"

Nominated by: Mary Ann Slinn

Krista Hwang Prospect Ridge Academy

Krista Hwang
Prospect Ridge Academy

"Krista Hwang has been an outstanding advocate for students who love music at our K-12 charter school!"

Nominated by: Ashlynn Manning

Robert Palmer Paradise Valley Highschool

Robert Palmer
Gables and Summerfield Schools, Neptune two District

"Robert has worked tirelessly since March of 2020 trying to keep sense of normal for his students."

Nominated by: Kathleen Palmer

Lisa Schmitz David B Crane Elementary School

Lisa Schmitz
David B Crane Elementary School

"Lisa’s love for music and for her students has transformed our school...especially during the pandemic."

Nominated by: Kristen Auinger

Isaura Molina-Calvo Colin Powell Elementary School, Union City, NJ

Isaura Molina-Calvo
Graham School

"She uses Music and the Brain to help her students be engaged and learn music."

Nominated by: Brynn Rabinowitz

Jessica MacLeod Chatfield Elementary

Jessica MacLeod
Chatfield Elementary

Nominated by: Jodie Daniels

Erin McShane James Logan High School

Erin McShane
James Logan High School

"The amazing thing she's done is to keep the boat not just afloat, but sailing almost as usual."

Nominated by: Robert Richardson

Kayla Mertz Matthews Elementary

Kayla Mertz
Matthews Elementary

"Miss Metz is always striving to be the best that she can be and is always learning new ways to engage students."

Nominated by: James Pinney

Kevin Plouffe North Smithfield High School

Kevin Plouffe
North Smithfield High School

"He continues to stay positive and works every day to ensure that the students learn."

Nominated by: Regina McAdam

Ashley Schell JFK Middle School

Ashley Schell
JFK Middle School

"She works with a group of music teachers who greatly rely on her creativity, positivity, and vision."

Nominated by: Kimberly Jacques

Tatiana Ibarra Farmersville High Shcool

Tatiana Ibarra
Farmersville High Shcool

"She is passionate and dedicated to each group, often spending time after work working with small groups."

Nominated by: David Morris

Alex Moberg Palombi Middle School

Alex Moberg
Palombi Middle School

"Being a teacher new to our school, Alex not only has adjusted to teaching choir during a pandemic, he also completely pivoted his curriculum!"

Nominated by: Renee Brown

John Moylan Wandell School

John Moylan
Wandell School

"John has given the children hope in a time when they truly need it."

Nominated by: Kerri Budds

Elizabeth Targett Louisville Middle School

Elizabeth Targett
Louisville Middle School

"Erin has high standards for her students, resulting in one of the best programs in the state."

Nominated by: John Kempsell

Melissa Straka Highland School District

Melissa Straka
Highland School District

"Mrs. Straka cares deeply for her students and simply wants to share her love of music with each and every one of them."

Nominated by: Mandy Rosemeyer

HARRIET JARMON Sky view Middle School

HARRIET JARMON
Skyview Middle School

"She has tirelessly given her entire professional time to this, not because of paycheck only, but because she has thoroughly enjoyed her career as a music educator."

Nominated by: Sierra Jarmon

Darlene Khoury Villa Angela St Joseph high school

Darlene Khoury
Villa Angela St Joseph high school

"Dr. Khoury makes things possible for her students."

Nominated by: Lauren Hill

Eric Dobmeier Anderson Elementary School

Eric Dobmeier
Walter G. O'Connell Copiague HS

"Mr. Dobmeier took on teaching instrumental music through a virtual environment head on."

Nominated by: Jennifer Ross-Troise

Timothy Johnson Ellinwood Grade School

Timothy Johnson
Farmersville High School

"Tim has shifted to teaching guitar and violin online and has done a tremendous job keeping the kids engaged and accountable. He is excited and passionate about his program and his kids are really excelling."

Nominated by: David Morris

Anslee Connell Cedars International Academy

Anslee Connell
Cedars International Academy

"She is a bright ball of energy that has enhanced our virtual learning experience, and it is clear that her energy is infectious among her students and the staff."

Nominated by: Becky Hook

Amber Byars Park Elementary School

Amber Byars
Park Elementary School

"She is a highly valued asset to Park Elementary and we would not be the same without her!"

Nominated by: Leslie McNeal

Erin Moriearty Louisville Middle School

Erin Moriearty
Louisville Middle School

"She has high standards for her students, resulting in one of the best programs in the state."

Nominated by: John Kempsell

Christine Dupuis Lower Moreland High School

Christine Dupuis
Cameron Middle School

"Christine has remained a beacon of light and hope throughout the entire pandemic"

Nominated by: Samantha Goldberg

Nicole Stetson New Interdisciplinary School

Nicole Stetson
New Interdisciplinary School

"Ms. Nicole has been our preschool's shining star throughout the pandemic."

Nominated by: Susan Cali

Darrin Davis Broken Arrow High School Band

Darrin Davis
Broken Arrow High School Band

"Group has continued to rehearse, play and entertain their community during the pandemic."

Nominated by: Margaret Burns

Jennifer Stadelmeyer Peeples Elementary

Jennifer Stadelmeyer
Peeples Elementary

"Jennifer is a fabulous music teacher who shares and inspires a love of music in students!"

Nominated by: April DeGennaro

Sasha Weinsz Mallard Creek Hugh School

Sasha Weinsz
Mallard Creek Hugh School

"She is trusted, respected and appreciated by both students and parents."

Nominated by: Monique Dedeaux

Courtenay Cholovich Dalton Middle School

Courtenay Cholovich
Dalton Middle School

"Courtenay strove to make safe, creative performance arts projects available to her students during a time of limited interactive show activities."

Nominated by: Cindy Gillean

Amy Turnmeyer Valdosta Middle School

Amy Turnmeyer
Valdosta Middle School

"She is a spiritual, living, fun and energetic teacher who has endless energy and commitment to the entire school ."

Nominated by: Susan Chamberlain

Julie Freebern Burr and Burton Academy

Julie Freebern
Burr and Burton Academy

"She is an impressive mix of a teacher who is very organized, but brings care and inspiration to everything she does."

Nominated by: Lauren Silver

Chantal Hollatschek Fort Stevens Elementary

Chantal Hollatschek
Fort Stevens Elementary

"She is consistently a beacon of hope and positivity in this crazy time!"

Nominated by: Katy Burkett

Jessica Gautier Stambough Middle School

Jessica Gautier
Stambough Middle School

"She is a dynamic teacher always working for her kiddos!"

Nominated by: Tiffany Van Wieren

Rex Sturdevant Melissa Jones Elementary

Rex Sturdevant
Melissa Jones Elementary

"He’s also a go-to for all his colleagues-ready with a smile, pitching in any way he can!!"

Nominated by: Kate Rothstein

Benjamin lebovitz Walden Grove High School

Benjamin lebovitz
Walden Grove High School

"Mr. Lebovitz always focuses on community building, student equity and inclusivity, and social emotional learning."

Nominated by: Ryan Carle-Ogren

Andrea Kay Beverly Vista Middle School

Andrea Kay
Beverly Vista Middle School

"Anytime a student needs help or assistance, Dr. Kay takes time out of her very long day to help us out with any extra problems we may have, to make sure we feel as good as possible."

Nominated by: Isabella Kadz

Suzanne Dell L.D. Bell High School

Suzanne Dell
L.D. Bell High School

"She is an incredible band director and always keeps an upbeat attitude even while managing the entire program."

Nominated by: Allison king

Randi Rexroth Visitation School of St. Paul

Randi Rexroth
Visitation School of St. Paul

"No matter what happens, Randi jumps to make everything all right with her imagination, great talent in teaching voice/choir at our school."

Nominated by: Marius Andahazy

Rich Gordon Sycamore Junior High School

Rich Gordon
Sycamore Junior High School

"During this pandemic, Rich Gordon made a lot of lemonade and shared it with the music community."

Nominated by: Karen Greenwood

Abby Jordan Nokomis Regional Middle School

Abby Jordan
Nokomis Regional Middle School

"The new approaches to music education she has helped to incorporate and institute are helping students to stay engaged, stay creative in music and keep music alive."

Nominated by: Dean Neal

Lynn Morin Jonesboro High School

Lynn Morin
Wilson Central High School

"This year she really inspired me to stay positive and find new ways to deliver what I love, all while maintaining strong relationships with students."

Nominated by: April Grooms

Kelly Jones Jonathan Law High School

Kelly Jones
Jonathan Law High School

"Kelly has been amazing by constantly rethinking how she is teaching her choir and special ed music courses."

Nominated by: David Pelaggi

Quinten Petersen Wisconsin Lutheran High School

Quinten Petersen
Wisconsin Lutheran High School

"Mr. Petersen is an inspiration, a "pied piper" of directors whose students just adore him."

Nominated by: Lisa Uttech

Ashleigh Lore Delta Center Elementary School

Ashleigh Lore
Delta Center Elementary School

"She is playful, fun, and often shares stories with me about how her students are connecting with her in such positive ways."

Nominated by: Christine Fusciardi

Victor Iapalucci Philip Barbour High School

Victor Iapalucci
Philip Barbour High School

"Calling students from home to stay connected once school went virtual, Mr. Iapalucci has never given up on his band!"

Nominated by: Allison Iapalucci

Nicole Taylor Schuyler Elementary School

Nicole Taylor
Schuyler Elementary School

"She cares about her students, their welfare, and their retention more deeply than anyone."

Nominated by: Karen Barnes

Carlo Ricchi Charminade-Madonna College Preparatory

Carlo Ricchi
Charminade-Madonna College Preparatory

"Carlo is a great addition to our faculty and a tremendous asset to our school."

Nominated by: Angela Canosa

Teresa Fowler Paradise Valley Highschool

Teresa Fowler
Brownsburg West Middle School

"She has been vital to our entire upper school choir department's success during the pandemic."

Nominated by: Jamie Varvel

David Jordan Canyon View High School

David Jordan
Canyon View High School

"He would not just teach them music online, but he tried to contact each student and make sure they and their families were doing well."

Nominated by: Lauralyn Anderson

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Angelica Love
Washington Middle School

"Her positivity and creative, quick thinking have saved a budding music program and continued to change lives."

Nominated by: Eliza Grossman

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Ryan Cohen
Lewis Elementary

"My kindergarteners have absolutely loved Mr. C and all he brings to their music classes."

Nominated by: Katie Gruber

Gina Moody

Gina Moody
Columbus High School

"Despite the troubles and obstacles brought by this year and pandemic, Mrs. Gina Moody has persevered and brought unique and successful instruction to her students."

Nominated by: Triston Parsons

Gregg Abe

Gregg Abe
President Theodore Roosevelt High School

"Mr. Abe is a respectable and hardworking teacher who sees potential in every student no matter their skill level as a musician."

Nominated by: Alyssa Suzuki

Jacqueline McLean

Jacqueline McLean
Le Roy Central School

"Jackie has done amazing things with her students during the pandemic."

Nominated by: Jessa Dechant

Matthew Nordhausen

Matthew Nordhausen
Le Roy Central School

"Matt is an amazing band teacher who works tirelessly, day in and day out!"

Nominated by: Jessa Dechant

Jessa Dechant

Jessa Dechant
Le Roy Central Schools

"Not even this world-wide pandemic could or would stop this incredible team of dedicated music educators and our even more dedicated and amazing students, which makes me more proud of everyone involved than ever before."

Nominated by: Jeffrey Fischer

Gary Wilson

Gary Wilson
Tullahoma High School

"Dr. Wilson's perseverance in a difficult situation in a terribly difficult time has served as an example to all of the educators in our system."

Nominated by: Atticus Hensley

Katina Vallens

Katina Vallens
Beverly Vista Middle School

"Teaching an instrument on line it’s not an easy job and Ms. Vallens has always such an amazing attitude towards all her students."

Nominated by: Martha Ramirez

Aoi Shinagawa

Aoi Shinagawa
Iroquois Point Elementary School

"Ms. Shinagawa continues to make highly produced music education content for her students, which she makes available online."

Nominated by: Grayson Mento

Diane Robinson

Diane Robinson
Plainfield Elementary School

"Diane Robinson, music teacher extraordinaire, has truly gone above and beyond the call of duty to engage students heads and hearts to music throughout the most challenging and unprecedented time in music education."

Nominated by: Lisa Carlos

Amy Switzer

Amy Switzer
Columbia River Gorge Elementary

"Ms. Switzer works hard to find ways to teach music to children, no matter the form (Distance Learning, Hybrid Learning)."

Nominated by: Frank Zahn

Shane Cloutier

Shane Cloutier
Nokomis Regional Middle School

"Let me introduce you to the musical form of Hercules, Shane Cloutier."

Nominated by: Dean Neal

Kimberly Hernandez

Kimberly Hernandez
Robinson MS, Plano, TX

"She is smart, a fierce musician, and a passionate teacher and mentor."

Nominated by: Michael A. Hernandez

Rene Bernard

Rene Bernard
Leland & Gray Union Middle High School

"He has been able to provide some of the most stable, high quality, and consistent education to these students, in any content area, and has now proven he can continue to be just as successful teaching in this new way."

Nominated by: James Pecsok

Dustin Barksdale

Dustin Barksdale
Humble Middle School

"Dustin has faced several obstacles this year but he never gives up. He always perseveres!"

Nominated by: Melissa Wood

Wayne Splettstoeszer

Wayne Splettstoeszer
Torrington High School

"Wayne has always been an outstanding music educator."

Nominated by: Lynn Morin

Megan Mahoney

Megan Mahoney
Sun Valley Community School

"She knew that keeping the arts alive during this challenging time was critical - for all of us!"

Nominated by: Janet Salvoni

Fred Pinto

Fred Pinto
Beverly Vista Middle School

"Mr Pinto constantly encourages his students to keep shining bright and always stay positive."

Nominated by: Marnie Prisand

Danielle Abucewicz

Danielle Abucewicz
West Bristol School

"Her positive nature and can-do attitude amid all the challenges of this year is inspiring! She is doing great work creating strong future musicians."

Nominated by: Lynn Morin

Nastassia Dotts

Nastassia Dotts
Le Roy Central School

"Tasha has developed so many great and creative ideas to teach her students this year."

Nominated by: Jessa Dechant

Josh Chiado

Josh Chiado
Taylor County Middle School

"His love for his students and his job is evident, and this makes him extremely deserving of this recognition."

Nominated by: Sarah Chiado

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Matthew Blaylock
Edgewood Middle School

"Mr. Blaylock is a wonderful Music Educator that possesses the creativity, enthusiasm, patience, and musical knowledge that we so desperately need during these uncertain times to make sure that our children not only get a quality virtual education, but also a fun and engaging one."

Nominated by: Destiny Walters

Pete Pappavaselio

Pete Pappavaselio
Chelsea High School

"Pete has pioneered ways to teach all learners through instructional videos that can be accessed by all. His methods have been presented as a model for other teachers to follow even beyond our department."

Nominated by: Shannon Chick

Michael Gutierrez

Michael Gutierrez
Firebaugh Middle/High School

"He has not only been a benefit to our students; but has reached out to his colleagues to share ideas and encouragement."

Nominated by: Lindsay Robinson

Andrew Bennett

Andrew Bennett
Fredonia High School

"Mr. Bennett is a positive and amazing person, who is constantly looking for creative and resourceful ways to give students the opportunity to create music."

Nominated by: Timothy Davis

Katrina Tammaro

Katrina Tammaro
Villa Victoria Academy

"It can only be described as a labor of love! Her organization, creativity, technological skills, perseverance, passion, and heartfelt love are tremendously admirable to say the least."

Nominated by: Colleen White

Corey McEnry

Corey McEnry
Hockinson High School

"The dedication that Mr. McEnry shows to the students and the band program is nothing new, but during these extremely unusual and difficult times, his attitude, dedication and love for the program is especially appreciated by all!"

Nominated by: Kerry Pinney

Katie Mayfield

Katie Mayfield
Ellijay Elementary School

"Her creativity, enthusiasm and love of music and her students is inspiring to anyone who is lucky enough to know her."

Nominated by: Heather Thomas