Westfield Academy and Central Schools teacher Kent Knappenberger has been awarded the Grammy for Music Educator Award.

The announcement was made this morning on the CBS Morning News followed by a four-minute segment on Knappenberger, Westfield Academy Central Schools and his family.

“When I found out, I cried,” he said in the CBS segment. “The people I teach and what I do is very important to me. … I know there is a country filled with very talented educators. As much as I learned about the other finalists, I’m just so glad to be part of something that they do.