Benn VanOudenallen, TIP ‘04, a high school social studies teacher at Mount Notre Dame High School in Cincinnati is the recipient of the 2021 Jane Ortner Education Award from the Recording Academy GRAMMY museum.

According to the GRAMMY Museum press release, “The award honors K-12 academic teachers who use music in the classroom as a powerful educational tool.”

Benn wrote that he has been “implementing many of the ideas and techniques that Jim Nourse [former director of UVEI] and the crew helped hammer into my practice many years ago.”

Read the Recording Academy GRAMMY Museum’s full press release here.