Dr. Dakeyan Chá Dré Graham- 2020 Florida teacher of the year



c. leon king high school

director of instrumental studies


Dr. Graham holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s in Music Education (University of Florida), a Master’s in Educational Leadership (Concordia University) and a PhD in Music Education (University of South Florida). He serves as the Director of Instrumental Studies at his alma mater, C. Leon King High School, where he has been an educator for 10 years. Throughout his time with Hillsborough County Public Schools, his students have demonstrated determination and focus, earning an opportunity to perform in the prestigious Carnegie Hall. Dr. Graham belongs to numerous professional organizations and works in his community to promote and infuse music education into Title I schools.