Kevin Eubanks Performs Tribute to Educators with Lee County, FL Students
Kevin Eubanks, former music director of “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” son of a music teacher, and proponent of music in the classroom, hosted the NEA Foundation Salute to Excellence in Education Gala in Washington, D.C. on Feb. 8, 2013. Eubanks shared the stage with Lee County students to perform the evening’s finale. Through dance, music, and readings, student performers from Lee County, FL,— an NEA Foundation-funded site— brought to life the essays, poems, and short stories written by their peers and inspired by their teachers.
Known as the Academy Awards of public education, the gala is an annual celebration of the men and women who work in America's public schools.