"Jimmy Lee Day II, the band director and instrumental music teacher at East Middle School in Aurora Public Schools, was named Colorado’s 2023 Teacher of the Year in a surprise ceremony.
'Congratulations to Mr. Day on being named our next Colorado Teacher of the Year,' said Colorado Education Commissioner Katy Anthes. 'His knowledge of music and passion for sharing it with students is clear to anyone who steps into his classroom or attends an East Middle band performance. I am inspired by his dedication to not only help young musicians develop their instrumental skills but also to instill them with confidence and demonstrate life lessons. I am looking forward to learning from Jimmy as we watch his journey as our next Teacher of the Year.'"
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