Keith Ballard

San Diego, CA | Years Taught: 29

Keith is a veteran music educator at both the middle- and high-school levels who teaches in “one of the lowest-performing academic schools in California.” He successfully reaches and engages his students through multicultural music genres, creating two programs — a mariachi band and steel drum band.

Additional Recognition

  • 2024 / 2018 • Fund for Teachers Educational Fellowship
  • 2022 • TEDx Talk, Grand Canyon University
  • 2017 • Congressional Outstanding Educator Award, US Congressman Jaun Vargas
  • 2004 • Eurasia Award for Excellence in Teaching Program, US Department of Education