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Metro Schools teacher featured by Tennessee Music Education Association

Franklin Willis Franklin Willis, a music teacher at Andrew Jackson Elementary School, was chosen as the first Teacher Spotlight by the Tennessee Music Education Association (TMEA) General Music Division.

Willis, a graduate of Nashville School of the Arts, holds degrees from the University of Memphis and Belmont University. He has been selected for numerous teaching awards including Teacher of the Year (Madison Middle School, 2015-16), Blue Ribbon Teacher Award and the Country Music Association Music Teacher of Excellence Award.

Willis' student ensembles have consistently earned superior ratings at state and national festivals. His students have performed at venues throughout Middle Tennessee including the Grand Ole Opry, the Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Cumberland Park, Gaylord Convention Center, Opry Mills Mall, retirement homes, churches and various schools.

Check out his interview here.