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South Glens Falls HS Music Teacher Betsy Stambach-Fuller Named Quarterfinalist for the GRAMMY Music Educator Award

August 26, 2019

SGFCSD Teacher Betsy Stambach-Fuller“It is truly humbling to be honored among these inspiring music educators from across the country,” Stambach-Fuller said. “I am incredibly fortunate to teach in a school community that values the importance of arts education in a child’s social and cognitive development. It is even more endearing to have the opportunity, day in and day out, to share my passion and experience with such wonderful students and families.”

The Music Educator Award was established to recognize current educators (kindergarten through college, public and private schools) who have made a significant and lasting contribution to the field of music education and who demonstrate a commitment to the broader cause of maintaining music education in the schools. A joint partnership and presentation of the Recording Academy and GRAMMY Museum, the recipient will be recognized during GRAMMY® Week 2020.

The award is open to current U.S. music teachers, and anyone can nominate a teacher—students, parents, friends, colleagues, community members, school deans, and administrators. Teachers are also able to nominate themselves, and nominated teachers are notified and invited to fill out an application.

“Betsy brings so much to the culture of our district and she gives many students the reason they need to come to school each day,” said Superintendent of Schools Kristine Orr. “We’re thrilled that she is being recognized for her tireless work to bring music, vocal and theatre education to the students of South Glens Falls.”

Each year, one recipient is selected from 10 finalists and recognized for their remarkable impact on students’ lives. The seventh annual honoree will be flown to Los Angeles to attend the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards® and a range of GRAMMY Week events.

The nine additional finalists will receive a $1,000 honorarium, and the schools of all 10 finalists will receive matching grants. Fifteen semifinalists will receive a $500 honorarium with matching school grants. The matching grants provided to the schools are made possible by the generosity and support of the GRAMMY Museum’s Education Champion Ford Motor Company Fund. In addition, the American Choral Directors Association, National Association for Music Education, NAMM Foundation, and National Education Association support this program through outreach to their constituencies.

The semifinalists will be announced in September.

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