Teacher of the Year inspires students with music

Many people could learn a valuable lesson from the National Teacher of the Year.
In her classroom, at first, all is silent. Horns are gently raised to puckered lips, violins rest on narrow shoulders and youthful fingers hover over musical keys. Then, on cue, a harmonious burst fills the air as students of Monte Cristo Elementary School in Granite Falls, Wash., blow their horns, pluck their stringed instruments and run their nimble fingers across white keyboards. Andrea Pe...

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