Practicing Musician Professional Development Roundtable2021-08-15T07:20:51+00:00

Professional Development

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Practicing Musician’s Professional Development Roundtable is a team of educators across the United States collaborating with the Practicing Musician administrative team to identify the professional development needs of teachers and facilitate training in those areas. In addition, Roundtable Representatives work with national and state organizations, districts, and music educators to understand the interconnectedness of our nation’s music education system so that Practicing Musician can continue to design innovative instructional, assessment, and support tools that are simple and effective.

Our mission is to make sure every teacher has the training and tools required to speak to the specific expressive needs and aesthetic sensibilities of every student.

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Roundtable Representatives

Nerissa Manela
Nerissa ManelaFounding Chair PD Roundtable

Elementary General Music Teacher and Curriculum Support Specialist, Miami-Dade County Public Schools.

Miami, Florida

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States in Region 1

Courtney Vance
Courtney VanceRegion 2 Representative

Director of Bands, General Music Teacher, and Choral Director, Spartanburg School District One.        Campobello, South Carolina

States in Region 2

Shannon Waldo
Shannon WaldoRegion 3 Representative

K-12 Music Teacher and Director of Bands, Billings R-IV School District.

Billings, Missouri

States in Region 3

Kim Lundgren
Kim LundgrenRegion 4 Representative

Retired 5th grade Beginning Band/String teacher, Poway Unified School District.

San Diego, California

States in Region 4

Mary Ellen Hodges
Mary Ellen HodgesRegion 5 Representative

Elementary General Music Teacher, Burlington-Edison School District.

Burlington, Washington

States in Region 5

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