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Clinton City now has a ‘Music Teacher of Excellence’

Jason Glashauser honored by the CMA Foundation

A big night out after the awards. Jason Glashauser, Kix Brooks, and South Clinton Ele- mentary School Principal LeahAnn Bonesteel.
The CMA Foundation, the national music education nonprofit and the philanthropic arm of the Country Music Association, hosted its sixth Music Teachers of Excellence Awards on October 19, 2022, and Jason Glashauser, music teacher at North and South Clinton Elementary Schools, was among the honorees.

The invite-only event honored 30 music educators across the country for their dedication and commitment to music education in their classroom and throughout their school community.

The CMA Foundation created the Music Teachers of Excellence program in 2016 in an effort to recognize the best and brightest music teachers. Award recipients are selected because of their dedication to bringing a quality music program to their students and the impact they’ve had on their school community through music.

Director Kelly Johnson stated, “We are beyond blessed to have Jason Glashauser as one of our music educators. His passion and dedication for music instruction extends far beyond the walls of our district. He is regionally known for reorganizing the Southern Appalachian AOSA which provides quality professional development to music teachers throughout the region using the Orff music method. Watching him teach is truly magical as he has a way of reaching all students through his style of instruction. This is a well-deserved honor, and we are thankful to the CMA Foundation for recognizing his quality work.”

In addition to the night of celebration, Jason Glashauser will receive $2,500 to invest in his music classrooms to help drive his program forward and an additional $2,500 as a personal stipend. Kix Brooks (Brooks and Dunn) and U.S. Secretary of Education, Miguel Cardona, were there to help recognize the recipients.