The NAfME Council of Music Program Leaders (NCMPL) seeks to create, support, and ensure high-quality, active mu sic learning environments for all children. In collaboration with national, state, and local music education organizations and leaders, we promote the use of music curriculum and assessments that prepare music students for careers in the 21st century. The NCMPL contributes informed suggestions for effective measures for music teacher evaluation systems and acts as a conduit for gathering and disseminating information that is pertinent to school music education programs. The NCMPL also serves as a support network for sharing information and strategies among its members.

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Annamarie Bollino

Dr. Annamarie Bollino currently serves as the Coordinator of Visual and Performing Arts for Stafford County Public Schools where she works with over 100 arts teachers and supervises the district’s…

Council Members

Annamarie Bollino (2022-2024), Chair
Coordinator of Visual & Performing Arts
Stafford County Public Schools 
Stafford, Virginia
Judith Hawkins (2022-2024), Eastern Division Representative
Vocal and General Music, Content Supervisor
Prince George County Public Schools
Fort Washington, Maryland
Natalia Romero Arbelaez (2023–2025),North Central Division Representative
Choir Director
The Blake School, Upper School Choir Director
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Ann Medellin (2022-2024), Northwest Division Representative
Program Music Leader and String Educator
Vancouver Public Schools
Vancouver Washington
Christopher Moseley (2023-2025), Southern Division Representative
Education Specialist for Performing Arts
Henrico County Public Schools
Richmond, Virginia
Martha L. Gabel (2022-2024), Southwestern Division Representative
Fine Arts Coordinator
Olathe Public Schools
Olathe, Kansas
Michelle Irvin (2023-2025), Western Division Representative
Coordinator of Fine Arts and Physical Education
Scottsdale Unified School District
Scottsdale, Arizona
Jared Cassedy (2023-2024), Member-at-Large Representative
Performing Arts Coordinator/Wind Ensemble Conductor
Lexington Public Schools
Lexington, Massachusetts
Shawn Chastain (2023-2024), Member-at-Large Representative
Executive Coordinator of Fine Arts
Wichita Public Schools
Wichita, Kansas
Heather Cote (2023-2024), Member-At-Large Representative
Scott Burgener (2023-2024), Chair-Elect
Music Education Department Specialist
Mesa Public Schools
Mesa, Arizona
Michael Stone NEB Liaison/Past Chair
Visual and Performing Arts Department Coordinator
Bakersfield City School District
Bakersfield, California
Kim Henry, Staff Liaison
Chief of Staff and Governance Relations
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