Windham teacher finalist for a Grammy

The Grammy nominations are out and Windham High School’s Dr. Richard Nickerson is a top 10 finalist. More than 3000 teachers were nominated for the Grammy Music Educator Award. (WGME).

WINDHAM (WGME) -- The Grammy nominations are out and one Maine teacher is on the list. More than 3000 teachers were nominated for the Grammy Music Educator Award.

It was announced on CBS This Morning that Windham High School’s Dr. Richard Nickerson is a top 10 finalist.

Nickerson says this award is just as much about his students as it is about him.

"They are very excited. They were very excited when we made it to the top 25 and when they heard this morning about the top ten they were just over the top excited. I think in many ways this award is theirs," says Dr. Richard Nickerson, director of choral music, Windham High School.

Nine finalists and their schools will each receive $1000, and the top teacher will also be honored during Grammy Week in Los Angeles and attend the 59th Annual Grammy Awards.

CBS 13 wishes Dr. Nickerson the best of luck.

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