Amy Poehler affirmed, “Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you, spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life.” Could any words describe the essence of education better? Every day, teachers challenge and inspire students to learn and develop, to become who and what they will be. Every day, teachers foster a classroom environment – in whatever shape that may take in these trying times – that helps students feed off of each other’s individual and collective energy, successes, progress and growth. Every day, teachers change their students’ lives. And that, my friends, is why you matter so profoundly.
Peter Loel Boonshaft, Director of Education
KHS America

About the Author

Dr. Boonshaft, Director of Education for KHS America, is the author of the critically acclaimed best-selling books Teaching Music with Passion, Teaching Music with Purpose, and Teaching Music with Promise. Dr. Boonshaft is currently on the faculty of Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, where he is Professor of Music. He was honored by the National Association for Music Education and Music For All as the first recipient of the “George M. Parks Award for Leadership in Music Education.”