"Mr. Grantham brings out the best in people," Superintendent Parvin Ahmadi said. "Observing his students in the classroom and at competitions, there is no doubt they take pride in what they do. Jon is a gift to public education."
Grantham, who's well known to the Amador music community for directing four concert bands, the school's marching band and Jazz B, said he was "humbled" by the award.
"A number of my colleagues have recognized me for my contributions, and that means a lot," he said. "There are a lot of them that deserve the recognition."
Grantham's name will be submitted to the Alameda County Office of Education for the county's Teacher of The Year program.
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