Yale Distinquished Music Educator - What makes an outstanding music teacher? Ask Tom Murphy who is this year’s Yale Distinguished Music Educator. Murphy teaches at the Randolph K-12 school district, and after 27 years of teaching, still loves his job. His enthusiasm and energy engages the students’ performances. Murphy, who teaches at Randolph High School, Randolph Middle School and Center Grove, was chosen from an applicant pool of more than over 300 entries that represented 45 states. This award entitles him an all-expense paid trip to the 2013 Yale Symposium on Music, which features workshops, break-out sessions, concerts, and an awards dinner.