MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – This week’s Excellent Educator is a teacher at Washburn High School in Minneapolis who helped transform the school’s music program.

Nancy Lee is the director of vocal music and drama at Washburn.

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Prior to her arrival, the school went 17 years without a musical.

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Now, Lee’ passion for building fine arts programs caught WCCO’s eye, and even the eye of the Grammy’s and the Tony Awards.

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Lee’s dedication to bringing new experiences to Minneapolis schools is what makes her an Excellent Educator.