“CBS This Morning” revealed the finalists for the third annual Grammy Music Educator Award presented by The Recording Academy and the Grammy Foundation, honoring “current educators who have made a significant and lasting contribution to the field of music education.”
Krista Fanning, a music teacher at Caddo Middle Magnet in Shreveport, was named one of the 10 finalists from the more than 4,500 nominations nationwide that have been whittled down to 10 finalists, each of whom will receive a $1,000 honorarium and matching grants for their schools.
One winner will be selected from the ten finalists and flown to the Los Angeles for the Grammy Awards to attend Grammy Week festivities in February and the awards ceremony. The winner will also receive a $10,000 honorarium.
The other nominees come from 9 other cities across eight states.
Bonnie Anderson Coronado
Coronado Village Elementary School, Universal City, Texas
Mission Vista High School, Oceanside, California
Wilton High School, Wilton, Connecticut
Tesoro High School, Rancho Santa Margarita, California
Lincoln Elementary School, Louisville, Kentucky
North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, Durham, North Carolina
Las Vegas Academy of the Arts, Las Vegas, Nevada
Downers Grove North High School, Downers Grove, Illinois
Edythe J. Hayes Middle School, Lexington, Kentucky