The Philadelphia Educator School District is nominated for the 2022 Music Educator Award
Three music teachers from the Philadelphia school district were named quarter-finals for the 2022 Music Educator Awards. The area announced this week.
Courtney Powers of South Philadelphia High School, Andrew Challman of John Bartram High School and Suzanne Spencer of Benjamin Rush School of Art are recognized among 219 music teachers nationwide for their influence on music education.
The award will be awarded by the Recording Academy and the Grammy Museum Grammy Week 2022Before a winner is selected, more than 200 educators will be reduced to 10 finalists.
“Providing students with high-quality music education can have a positive impact on students‘ Academic performance and increase student participation. If there are no dedicated educators looking for new and innovative ways to attract students, we cannot provide energetic music courses.“ Said Malika Savoy-Brooks, Chief Academic Support Officer of the Philadelphia School District. “We are very proud to commend those educators who provide students with an excellent educational experience. This is a great honor for our educators, and we are very proud of their work for our music project.“
Winners of the 2022 Music Educator Award will fly to Los Angeles to participate in the 64th Grammy Awards and participate in Grammy Week activities. The remaining nine finalists and their schools will each receive a prize of $1,000.
The announcement came when some schools in Philadelphia received funding to promote science and technology programs for black, Latino, and female students to incentivize underrepresented students to participate in STEM. KYW report.
A total of 16 regional elementary and high schools received US$2,500 each. The funding comes from GlaxoSmithKline and is managed by the Philadelphia School District Fund.