Today, Dec. 22, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) congratulated Frank “Chip” Gawle of Wilton High School, for being named a finalist in the 2016 Music Educator Award, presented by the Recording Academy and Grammy Foundation. Gawle is band director and fine and performing arts instructional leader at Wilton High School. In a letter addressed to Gawle, Murphy recognized the music director for his leadership, dedication, and commitment to the Wilton community as a teacher and mentor over the last 35 years.
“I commend you on this prestigious national honor and on a wonderful career teaching, mentoring, and inspiring Wilton students. Your achievement honors music education and shines a light on the important work music educators do to inspire our students and ensure they have access to high-quality, well-rounded educational opportunities,”wrote Murphy.