What to Know
- Melissa Salguero, a music teacher at a school in the Bronx, won the 2018 Music Educator Award
- The 60th Grammy Awards took place at Madison Square Garden in New York City Sunday night
- Salguero, who was a semifinalist for the award in 2017, beat out other music educators from seven other states
An elementary school teacher in the Bronx took home an award at the 60th Grammy Awards Sunday night.
Melissa Salguero, a music teacher at P.S. 48 Joseph R. Drake school in Hunts Point, New York, earned the 2018 Music Educator Award in front of an arena full of celebrities at Madison Square Garden, according to GrammyintheSchools.com. She has taught at the school since 2010.
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Salguero, who was a semifinalist for the award in 2017, beat out other music educators from California, Colorado, Maryland, Tennessee, Iowa, Pennsylvania and Washington.
According to Grammy.com, the award is presented by the Recording Academy and the GRAMMY Museum.
“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,” the website said.
Salguero will receive $10,000 for her big win along with a matching check that will go to the school.