NIU Alumna Earns 2009 Outstanding Teacher Award
Carrie Provost, an alumna of the NIU School of Music, has been teaching in the public schools for 30 years and is no stranger to awards. In 1999 she was a finalist for the Golden Apple Award. This year, however, she earned the top award as Outstanding School Orchestra Teacher from the Illinois chapter of the American String Teachers Association.
Carrie teaches at Franklin Middle School and four feeder elementary schools in the Wheaton-Warrenville (IL) school district, CUSD 200. This award is presented to "a teacher in a school orchestra setting who has achieved or maintained excellence" in the school's program. Carrie does not know who nominated her, but she is honored to be included among the awards recipients, each of whom may only win the award one time.