Laughing and Crying with Music

For the last eight years, I have taught music to more than 700 students. In that time I have laughed with them and cried with them. I’ve been a mentor, a role model and a friend. Every day, they amaze me with the level of creativity, dedication and passion they bring to my class. Because of this and so much more, I still firmly believe that being a teacher is the most important thing I can do with my life.

Tom Chapman, teacher, Lewis-Palmer Education Association