Shawna E. Longo is the District Supervisor of Visual & Performing Arts/Consumer Education in the Westfield Public Schools, NJ.  She is also a published author with her book, “Integrating STEM with Music,” (Oxford University Press).   She also hosts a podcast called “ArtSaid,” which can be found on all major platforms.  Additionally, she serves as a Practice Advisory Board Member for The Center for Arts Education & Social Emotional Learning, Technology/Secondary Education Chair for the NJMEA Board of Directors, the Arts Integration & STEAM Specialist for TMI Education; Lead Consultant for Essential Elements Music Class (Hal Leonard); an Ambassador/Consultant for The Rock and Roll Forever Foundation, Music First and Jamstik; and Coach for The Institute for Arts Integration & STEAM (2018-2022).  She is an internationally recognized clinician and consultant for music education, music technology, social emotional learning, arts integration, and STEAM.  She is also a recipient of the 2023 CMA Foundation Music Teacher of Excellence Award, 2021-2022 Sussex County Teacher of the Year, 2021 New Jersey Arts Educator of the Year, 2021 Governor’s Educator of the Year for Durban Avenue School, 2019 Mike Kovins Ti:ME Music Technology Teacher of the Year, 2019 New Jersey Governor’s Award in Arts Education, 2019 Teach Rock Star Teacher Award from The Rock and Roll Forever Foundation, 2018 NJMEA Master Music Teacher Award, and 2016 Governor’s Educator of the Year for Hopatcong Middle School.  Mrs. Longo has also served on the Morris Plains Board of Education for the past 7 years.

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