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Anyone catch the 2018 Grammy Awards?

The Recording Academy’s 60th annual award presentation, held this year at New York’s very own Madison Square Garden, had its share of celebrities, laughs, gaffes, cutting edge fashion, over-the-top musical performances, snubs, and Blue Ivy.

But the real star of the show for us was our very own Melissa Salguero of P.S. 48 in the Bronx, winner of the The Recording Academy’s 2018 Music Educator Award.

Melissa Salguero's Commitment to Her Students Led Her to Success at the 2018 Grammys

Congratulations, Melissa Salguero! (Photo by @PS48_Music via Twitter)

The Music Educator Award recognizes current educators (kindergarten through college) who have made a significant and lasting contribution to music education while demonstrating a commitment to maintaining music education in their schools.

Ms. Salguero, who has taught music at P.S. 48 since 2010, was selected over other educators from states like California, Colorado, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee. Thanks to The Recording Academy and the GRAMMY Museum, she and P.S. 48 will both receive $10,000 each along with the Grammy award.

During the event, Ms. Salguero was given huge shout-outs for her work with P.S. 48 students from the likes of Ryan Seacrest and Grammys host, James Corden.

“This is one of the most epic moments of my life,” said Salguero after receiving her award during the “GRAMMY In The Schools Live!” event on January 25. “My dream was to teach in a city that loved and cherished music. To be honored in New York City as a New York teacher, this has been one of the most amazing experiences in my life.”

CBS News recently featured Ms. Salguero’s inspirational, unconventional, and attention-grabbing work at P.S. 48, which her students credit for their success and interest in school.

Ms. Salguero Shows That Music Can Come From Just About Anywhere

No money for a musical instrument? Not to worry; Melissa Salguero could help you make one out of a simple carrot! (Photo credit: CBS News)

To learn more about Ms. Salguero’s amazing and award-winning work at P.S. 48, check out the following video and read more about her on CBS News and the GRAMMYs website.

Congratulations to Ms. Salguero and all of her proud colleagues and students at P.S. 48 in the Bronx!

Posted by The Morning Bell

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