Dr. Mackie V. Spradley is the Immediate Past President of the National Association for Music Education and serves as the Director of Curriculum Programs at the Texas Education Agency in Austin, TX. She received the B.M. in Voice from UNT and M.A. in Vocal Pedagogy from Texas Woman’s University, Denton. She received her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Anthropology from UNT. Spradley has published in academic journals and books, such as the National Forum of Multicultural Issues Journal, Texas Music Educators Conference Connections, and a book chapter in Educational Leadership and Music. She is a national speaker on music education, culturally responsive pedagogy, and critical theory.

As a presenter, Mackie has shared her expertise throughout the United States and abroad. She has presented at various state, national and international conferences including, Texas Music Educators Association, Colorado Music Educators Association, the Society for Music Teachers Education, National Association for Music Education (formerly MENC), Texas Choral Directors Association, the National Association for Multicultural Education Texas Conference, and the Gospel Music Workshop of America, Inc.

Mackie is a published author with research interests in music teacher effectiveness, critical discourse, culturally responsive teaching, and critical theory. Mackie continues to focus her work and efforts on issues related to equity in music education.

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