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A total of 189 music teachers from 179 cities have been announced as quarterfinalists for the Music Educator Award™ presented by the Recording Academy™ and GRAMMY Museum®. In total, more than 3,300 initial nominations were submitted.

 

Name                                      School Name                                               City                          State

James Allder Greenbrier East High School Lewisburg W. Va.
Corey Ames Deer Path Middle School Lake Forest Ill.
Bonnie Anderson Coronado Village Elementary Universal City Texas
Michael Antmann Freedom High School Orlando Fla.
Nathaniel Arnold Upper Dublin High School Fort Washington Pa.
David Bachart New Hope-Solebury High School New Hope Pa.
Wade Baker Olney Central College Olney Ill.
Amanda Balarin Southwest Legacy High School Von Ormy Texas
Elton Ball Mineral Wells High School Mineral Wells Texas
Patrick Beare Tony Hillerman Middle School Albuquerque N.M.
James Beckman Muskego High School Muskego Wis.
Andrew Bennett Fredonia High School Fredonia N.Y.
Elizabeth Bennett Buffalo Grove High School Buffalo Grove Ill.
Gary Bernice Springfield High School of Science and Technology Springfield Mass.
Kaci Berry Willis D Shaw Elementary Springdale Ark.
Brandon Bitner Central Dauphin High School Harrisburg Pa.
Matthew Blom Eagle School Intermediate Martinsburg W. Va.
Lynnette Boschulte Research Triangle Charter Academy Durham N.C.
Cherie Bowe Colmer Middle School Pascagoula Miss.
Andrew Bowerly Tenino High School Tenino Wash.
George Bradshaw Dover Area High School Dover Pa.
Brittany Brings Centennial High School Boise Idaho
David Brown Sprague High School Salem Ore.
Delton Brown DeSoto High School DeSoto Texas
Douglas Brown Middleton High School Middleton Wis.
Tim Brown Ripley High School Ripley Ohio
Vashti Burgess Marlton Elementary School Upper Marlboro Md.
Andrea Burke Binford Middle School Richmond Va.
Christopher Burns Lakeview Elementary School St. Cloud Fla.
Jamin Burton Colony High School Palmer Alaska
Teresa Cameron Eastside Elementary Lake City Fla.
Sean Carrier Southside High School Fort Smith Ark.
Christopher Castro Redland Middle School Miami Ala.
Michalee Christy Mercer High School Mercer Pa.
Robert Cody Living Word Lutheran High School Jackson Wis.
Mark Collins John S. Battle High School Bristol Va.
Lauren Conrad Concord High School Wilmington Del.
James Cooney Mayville High School Mayville Wis.
James Cornn Corbin High School Corbin Ky.
Stephen Cox Eastland High School Eastland Texas
Justin Cusick Osceola County School for the Arts Kissimmee Fla.
Christina Custode Niagara Falls High School Niagara Falls N.Y.
Brandon Czubachowski Spring Valley Hall High School Spring Valley Ill.
Richard Davenport Chipley High School Chipley Fla.
Victor de los Santos Santa Ana High School Santa Ana Calif.
Buddy Deese Fouke High School Fouke Ark.
Jason DeGroff University of New Haven West Haven Conn.
David Dehnet Cornerstone Christian Schools San Antonio Texas
Heather Dipasquale Todd County Middle School Todd County Ky.
Tony DiPasquale Central Junior High School Belleville Ill.
Thomas Dougherty Jensen Beach High School Jensen Beach Fla.
Patrick Dunham Dundee Central School Dundee N.Y.
David Eckert New Braunfels High School New Braunfels Texas
Kurt Eckhardt Newtown High School Sandy Hook Conn.
Stephen Elford Hancock Place High School St. Louis Mo.
Jessica England Sahuarita Middle School Sahuarita Ariz.
Aaron Evens Spring Hill High School Columbia Tenn.
Christina Farrell Long Beach Middle School Long Beach N.Y.
Christina “Mina” Flateau Woodsville High School Woodsville N.H.
Deborah Fleischer Schofield Middle School Las Vegas Nev.
Claire Foote Jesse S. Bobo Elementary School Spartanburg S.C.
Greg Forton Hortonville High School Hortonville Wis.
Nathan Froebe The Villages High School The Villages Fla.
Joshua Gardner Bryant High School Bryant Ark.
Chris Gleason Patrick Marsh Middle School Sun Prairie Wis.
Laurence Glenzer Nekoosa High School Nekoosa Wis.
Vivian Gonzalez Miami Arts Studio 6-12 @ Zelda Glazer Miami Fla.
Geoffrey Gould Swift River Elementary School Belchertown Mass.
Sheena Graham Warren Harding High School Bridgeport Conn.
Jonathan Grantham Amador Valley High School Pleasanton Calif.
Chris Griffith Rotolo Middle School Batavia Ill.
Sherie Grossman Mt. Juliet High School Mt. Juliet Tenn.
Robert Groves Jones County High School Gray Ga.
Melissa Gustafson-Hinds O’Fallon Township High School O’Fallon Ill.
Eric Hahn Bangor Area High School Bangor Pa.
Kate Hardt Grafton High School Grafton Wis.
Bethany Hardwick Clayton Downing Middle School Flower Mound Texas
Micah Haven Meeker Middle School Tacoma Wash.
Levert Hedgemon Westlawn Middle School Tuscaloosa Ala.
Timothy Heichelheim Skyview High School Vancouver Wash.
Elizabeth Hering Churchill High School Livonia Mich.
Michael Hood Wissahickon High School Ambler Pa.
Heath Hopper Sullivan South High School Kingsport Tenn.
Lea Ivanovic One World Middle School Bronx N.Y.
Michael Jefferson Western Alamance High School Elon N.C.
Gerard Patrick Jones University High School Fresno Calif.
Richard Kane Mount Union Area Jr High School Mount Union Pa.
Michael Kasper Carpentersville Middle School Carpentersville Ill.
Scott Katona Jackson Liberty High School Jackson N.J.
Christopher Keene Phoenix Boys Choir Phoenix Ariz.
Steven Kirkland Hammocks Middle School Miami Fla.
Janet Duguay Kirsten South Miami K-8 Center South Miami Fla.
Lou Kitchner Bedford Middle School Westport Conn.
Kevin Kriegel Glendale Community College Glendale Ariz.
Brad Laibly Hartland High School Hartland Mich.
Michael Leonas Ginnings Elementary School Denton Texas
Derek Limback St. James High School and St. James Middle School St. James Mo.
Harvey Lockhart Riverview Gardens High School St. Louis Mo.
Clarissa Lopez Meridian World School Round Rock Texas
Jager Loyde Round Rock ISD Round Rock Texas
Ed Luckey Wilson Southern Middle School West Lawn Pa.
Ryan Mack P.S. 052 Sheepshead Bay Brooklyn N.Y.
Lisa MacVicar Hackensack High School Hackensack N.J.
Jason Majerczak Drexel Hill Middle School Drexel Hill Pa.