Congratulations to Alida LaCosse for being honored as “2021 Music Teacher of the Year” at this year’s Madison Area Music Association Awards (watch the ceremony here). Alida is the Music Teacher at James C. Wright Middle School and has been teaching in Milwaukee and Madison Public Schools for over twenty years.
If you know Alida or have seen her in a classroom, you know this honor is well-deserved. She is also an active musician and actress, and a deeply involved community member. You may have seen her performing with The Black Triage String Ensemble.
Alida is also a WORT engineer and member of our Board of Directors. In 2019, the WORT News Department traveled to LaCosse’s classroom as opera singer Michelle Johnson was set to make her Madison Opera debut. You can hear that story, here.
Congratulations on your well-deserved award, Alida!