Connected Arts Networks (CAN) Project NAfME Teacher Leaders and Teacher Participants

Through the Connected Arts Networks (CAN) project, NAfME is part of a vibrant national network of 484 Teacher Participants taking part in multi-year Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) in music, dance, theater, and visual and media arts. NAfME’s eight PLCs, which will meet virtually monthly starting in January 2024, include 100 PreK-12 music teachers (Teacher Participants) and 15 PreK-12 Teacher Leaders. Two additional music educator Teacher Leaders from the New York City CAN project, who are already leading PLCs at the local level in New York City, are also working with NAfME’s group of music educators.

Committee Members

Krissi Davis
Orchestra Director
Midtown High School
Atlanta, GA
Luana Palimetakis
Lead Music Teacher
Jesse Gurganus Elementary School
Havelock, NC
Jammie Phillips
Director of Bands
McKee Middle School
Montgomery, AL
Meghan Hickey
Choir Teacher
Old Orchard Junior High School
Skokie, IL
Michael S. Gordon
Music Educator
Middlebrook School
Wilton, CT
Summer Miller
Orchestra Teacher
Horace Good Middle School & Garden City High School
Garden City, KS
Tonya Suggs
Elementary Teacher
Wildwood Forest Elementary
Raleigh, NC
Wanda Vásquez Garcia
General Music Teacher
Escuela Binlingüe Pioneer
Lafayette, CO
Troy Williams
Director of Bands
Wilton High School
Wilton, CT
Kyla Davis
Music Teacher
Ben Franklin Elementary School
Harrisburg, PA
Alice Tsui
Music Teacher and Arts Coordinator
New Bridges Elementary
Brooklyn, NY
Ashleigh McDaniel Spatz
Music Teacher
Burgess-Peterson Academy
Atlanta, GA
Enoch Robbins
Music Teacher
W.B. Sweeney Elementary School
Willimantic, CT
Nathan Rødahl
Orchestra Director
Port Angeles High School
Port Angeles, WA
Catherine Plichta
Director of Instrumental Music
Theater Arts Production Company School
Bronx, NY
Kimberly Lorengo
K-12 Music Educator
Anaconda School District
Anaconda, MT
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