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CCPS recognized among the Best Communities for Music Education

Carroll County Public Schools has been recognized among the Best Communities for Music Education by The National Association of Music Merchants Foundation for its outstanding music education programs.

The Best Communities Music Education designation is awarded to districts that demonstrate outstanding achievement in efforts to provide music access and education to all students, according to a news release from the school system. To qualify for the award, the school system was required to complete a detailed questionnaire about funding, graduation requirements, music class participation, instructional time, facilities, and support from the Board of Education and the community, according to a CCPS news release.

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The CCPS music program has been recognized for many accomplishments at the state and national levels, according to the release. Four county students were recently selected to participate in the All-Eastern performance ensembles. Thirty-one students were selected for the All-State ensembles. CCPS students also earned three of the four available alto saxophone slots in the All-State Senior Band, according to the release.

In addition, Brandi Jason, a music teacher at Liberty High School, was named a semifinalist in the Grammy Music Educator Award program, according to the release.

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Brian Thompson, from Westminster Elementary School, was one of eight Carroll County teachers to receive the Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Teacher Award and was a finalist for the 2017 Carroll County Teacher of the Year.

Carroll County, according to the release, also is proud to have three nationally board certified music teachers — Barbara Anastasion, Mechanicsville Elementary School; Kristen Gottleib, Winters Mill High School; and Julia Richard, Westminster High School.

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