The 2020 Ohio Nationally Certified Music Teacher of the Year is Sally Liew Sansbury, NCTM, of Columbus. Sally was selected as our district’s Nationally Certified Teacher of the Year and was then selected out of all the districts to be the Ohio (state winner) Nationally Certified Teacher of the Year. Sally started teaching at a young age and is now recognized as a Master Teacher, with a home studio in Northwest Columbus. She became nationally certified by Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) in 2004. Area piano teachers seek Sally’s help with their own playing and teaching, and with their advanced students. Sally has earned three Diplomas from Trinity College, London; a Bachelor Degree in Piano Performance and Music Education from Ohio Wesleyan University; and Master of Arts and Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano Performance and Piano Pedagogy from the Ohio State University School of Music.
Sally has been very actively involved in MTNA and its state affiliate, Ohio Music Teachers Association (OMTA) for over 20 years. She served four years Co-Chair of the Graves Competition, five years as chair of Buckeye Auditions, four years as Publicity Chairman, two years as Co-Chair of Summer Music Scholarships, and is currently Vice President of Student Competitions. She is a leader in the field of music teaching, giving freely of her time to MTNA.
Sally Sansbury is an active performer in the Central Ohio Community. She is a collaborative pianist with Simply Classique and the Trois Femmes de Musique chamber music trio, and accompanist for vocalists, instrumentalists, and choral groups. She is also active in Columbus Piano Guild, Women in Music, Worthington Music Club and Ohio Federation of Music Clubs.
Congratulations to Sally Sansbury, NCTM. We salute you as our Nationally Certified Teacher of the Year and thank you for being such a fine role model for our profession.