NISD Orchestra Director – National GRAMMY FOUNDATION Quarterfinalist

Sandra Day O’Connor High School Orchestra Director Ms. Lisa McCutchan has been announced as a national quarterfinalist for the GRAMMY FOUNDATION Music Educator of the Year.  222 music teachers from 41 states have qualified from an initial application pool of 7,000 nominations.

The Music Educator Award was established to recognize current educators (K-gr. 16, private and public schools) who have made significant and lasting contributions to the field of music education.



One recipient will be selected from 10 finalists for the award and will receive the award during the GRAMMY AWARDS CEREMONY in Los Angeles.  An honorarium of $10,000 will be awarded to their campus and a $1,000 honorarium will be given to the individual teacher.

The Department of Fine Arts and the Northside School District are proud of the outstanding work of Ms. McCutchan and wish her the best in this elite national selection process.