Westfield Academy and Central Schools teacher Kent Knappenberger has been awarded the Grammy for Music Educator Award.
The announcement was made this morning on the CBS Morning News followed by a four-minute segment on Knappenberger, Westfield Academy Central Schools and his family.
"When I found out, I cried," he said in the CBS segment. "The people I teach and what I do is very important to me. ... I know there is a country filled with very talented educators. As much as I learned about the other finalists, I'm just so glad to be part of something that they do.
Kent Knappenberger addresses the Westfield school last week during an assembly in his honor.