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Cedar Falls teacher named ‘Grammy’ finalist

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Michelle Droe, a music teacher from Lincoln Elementary School in Cedar Falls, has been named one of 10 finalists nationwide for the Grammy Music Educator Award.

The award is a part of the outreach of the Los Angeles-based Grammy Museum, which seeks to educate and inspire people to the enduring qualities and cultural significance of popular and classical music.

Droe was one of 2,300 music educators nationwide who were nominated for the award. 

Nine finalists and their schools will each receive a grant of a $1,000. The winner and the winner’s school, announced at a later date, will each receive $10,000 and will be honored during Grammy Week in New York. 

The 60th Annual Grammy Awards will be Jan. 28.

The other 2018 finalists are:

  • Pamela Andrews, Station Camp Elementary School, Gallatin, Tennessee
  • Victor de los Santos, Santa Ana High School, Santa Ana, California
  • Curtis Gaesser, Folsom High School, Folsom, California
  • Ralph Jackson, Bridle Path Elementary School, Lansdale, Pennsylvania
  • Brandi Jason, Liberty High School, Eldersburg, Maryland
  • Chris Maunu, Arvada West High School, Arvada, Colorado
  • Darren McCoy, Oak Harbor High School, Oak Harbor, Washington
  • Melissa Salguero, P.S. 48 Joseph R. Drake, Bronx, New York
  • Vicky Stockton, New York State School for the Deaf, Rome, New York
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Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on September 26, 2020 at 12:55pm.