WATCH: Bronx Teacher in Hunts Point is Finalist for $1 Million Global Teacher Prize—And Only American

10 finalist out of 10,000 applicants from 39 countries across the globe made the cut as they vie for the $1 million Global Teacher Prize but only ONE teacher from the United States made the top ten.

And she’s teaching right here in The Bronx.

Melissa Salguero, a music teacher at PS 48 in The Bronx who you might remember won the Grammy Educator Award last year, is in the spotlight again as the sole, American finalist in the contest.

She’s also the only music teacher to make the top ten finalist.

Watch the video below:

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Ed García Conde is a life-long Bronxite who spends his time documenting the people, places, and things that make the borough a special place in the hopes of dispelling the negative stereotypes associated with The Bronx. His writings are often cited by mainstream media and is often consulted for his expertise on the borough's rich history.