Duffey receives Teacher Achievement Award
Sharon A. Duffey was convinced her career path was firmly established as a piano performance major and private piano teacher. She had no desire to teach in a school setting – until the day she changed her mind.
"After graduating, my husband and I moved to Cheyenne," she said. "A friend mentioned that schools needed substitutes and suggested I check it out.
"My first assignment was music at East High, and my first class was concert choir," she continued. "As I began conducting, instructing, requiring higher levels of musicianship, the students responded. I felt the excitement of leading a...