Congratulations to our own Bob Bertke on being named a legacy applicant for the 2023 Music Educator Award, a national recognition that is a joint partnership and presentation of the Recording Academy and GRAMMY Museum.

Bob teaches music to our Middle and High School students and has been a Wyvern for 15 years. In total, nearly 1,500 initial nominations were submitted.

In addition to the 207 quarterfinalists, 125 legacy applicants from 2022 will also be eligible to win the award this year. The semifinalists will be announced in September.

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 recipient will be recognized during GRAMMY Week 2023, which takes place ahead of the 2023 GRAMMYs, officially known as the 65th GRAMMY Awards.

You’re amazing, Bob! We are so lucky to have you!