Fort Worth ISD is one of the nation’s 2017 Best Communities for Music Education. The award, presented by The NAMM Foundation, recognizes districts and individual schools for their goal of ensuring music access to students in the classroom.
On Nov. 16, the District was presented with a framed certificate on behalf of Texas Governor Greg Abbott by Tiffany Stalker, senior manager of the education division for Korg USA, Inc., and Brendon Anthony, director of the Texas Music Office for the governor’s office.
Fort Worth ISD’s designation as one of the Best Communities for Music Education is “an example of how a music program thrives when there is commitment from the community,” wrote Mary Luehrsen, executive director for The NAMM Foundation in a letter to the District.
Fort Worth ISD has received this designation every year since 2014.
“We received this designation for the last four years, and it’s all about providing certified music teachers K-12,” said Christina Walk, FWISD executive director for visual and performing arts. “Having the support of our administration and community have helped distinguish us as a best community for music education.”