After being among more than 7,000 teachers nationwide nominated for a music educator Grammy earlier this year, Jared Cassedy, director of fine arts for the Windham School District, is now one of 10 finalists for the award.
This is the second year the Grammys has handed out that award, which is meant to honor music teachers who’ve made an impact on students’ lives.
Cassedy spoke with Rick Ganley on Morning Edition.
What’s your reaction to being one of the ten finalists for this honor? Were you surprised?