WEAC member Jeff Behrens of Richland Center High School was honored as a quarterfinalist for the 2017 Music Educator Award, presented by The Recording Academy and the Grammy Foundation to recognize current educators who demonstrate commitment to music education in schools.
Out of more than 3,300 nominations submitted from all 50 states, only 290 advanced to the current stage. The organization will select semifinalists in September, followed by 10 finalists, and 1 overall winner for the year.
Anyone can nominate a music teacher for the award; teachers can also nominate themselves.
More than 3,300 initial nominations were submitted from all 50 states.