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Scott R. Sheehan Begins Term as NAfME National President, 2022–2024

For Immediate ReleaseContact: Catherina or (571) 323-3395 Scott R. Sheehan Begins Term as National Association for Music Education National President, 2022–2024 RESTON, VA (June 30, 2022)—On June 15, 2022, the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) welcomed the new 2022–2024 National President, Scott R. Sheehan, as he begins his term. Scott Sheehan is the Director of Bands and Music Department Chairperson at the Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania. He is also a consultant for strategic planning and association development. “Together we are moving music education forward through…

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National Association for Music Education Awards Two, Two-Year Research Projects

Projects Focus on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Music Education and Standards-Based Music Achievement in Instrumental Music Education As part of an ongoing series of research projects that the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) has funded, the leading association for music educators has awarded two new research projects to study important issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion in music education and standards-based music achievement in instrumental music education. The award recipients are: Pilot Study: Framework for Culturally Relevant and Responsive Music Teaching  Submitted by The Palmer Research Group…

Recruiting and Maintaining a Diversified Teacher Workforce

Closing Opportunity Gaps to Student Access to Well-Prepared Teachers Our nation is currently facing a teacher shortage. Across the country educators are leaving the profession at an alarming rate. Experienced teachers from diverse backgrounds are leaving the profession, and in their wake, students are left to be taught by a growing number of inexperienced teachers who are not representative of the classrooms they teach. This trend, which has only been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, is disproportionately affecting historically underserved students. Schools in urban and rural areas that serve high-need…

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