Resume

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Summary

Pennsylvania Instructional I Certification: Music PK-12

I am a teacher and ensemble director with a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education. A naturally cooperative leader of upstanding integrity and perseverance, I focus on research-based approaches to teaching methods and problem solving. I make a commitment to ongoing professional development both as a musician and educator.

Marywood University, Scranton, PA
Bachelor of Music in Music Education, Concentration in Voice

2014


Cabrini College, Radnor, PA
Graphic Design Program

Fall 2007


Hanover Area Jr./Sr. High School, Hanover Township, PA

Performed and held leadership positions within concert, chamber, and PMEA District Choirs, drama club, concert band, and marching band.

2007

Hanover Area Jr./Sr. High School

2014-Present

Secondary Music Teacher, Choral Director, and Assistant Fusion Director

Teach 7th and 8th grade general music classes as well as junior and senior high school students choral pedagogy and performance repertoire in preparation for several performances throughout the year. Arrange and teach field show music to football half-time show band. Manage field show equipment.


Substitute Teacher

2014-2015




Hanover Area School District

Daniel Malloy, High School Principal

1600 Sans Souci Parkway
Hanover Township, PA 18706
570-831-2300
www.hanoverarea.org
Dallas School District

Thomas Duffy, Assistant to the Superintendent

2000 Conyngham Avenue
Dallas, PA 18612
570-675-5201
www.dallassd.com

Student Teaching

2013-2014

Orange and 14th Street Elementary Schools, Berwick, PA

Carol Fish, Co-operating Teacher

Learned and applied aspects of the Kodály Method within general music classes grades K-5. Built upon Kodály experience from earlier placement. Taught recorder playing to 4th-grade.

Wyoming Valley West High School, Plymouth, PA

Bernard Gardzalla, Co-operating Teacher

Instructed classes of 9-12 grade students in sight-singing using principles of the Kodály Method. Rehearsed choral students with focus on vocal technique, pitch accuracy, and musicianship. Supported students with piano accompaniment and part-playing.

Royal School of Church Music in America, Wilkes-Barre, PA

Studied choral singing in the Anglican tradition in the King’s College Course with world-renowned directors, composers, and organists. Performed within large, accompanied and smaller, auditioned, a cappella ensembles.

2013-2014


Marywood University Chorus, Scranton, PA

Performed masterworks within large ensembles accompanied by professional, student, and civic orchestras, wind ensembles, and organ as well as a cappella.

2008-2014


Marywood University Wind Band Festivals, Scranton, PA

Observed prestigious directors’ techniques and rapport with secondary student participants. Duties included gathering student data, organizing and distributing materials, preparing program inserts, designing and producing student achievement certificates, and acting as liaison between students, staff, and directors.

2010-2012

Arcadia Chorale Member, Scranton, PA

Member of local, prestigious, professional chorus.

2014


Cynonfardd Eisteddfod Singing Competition, Edwardsville, PA

Bass/Baritone Solo First Prize; Amateur Solo Runner-up.

2014


Telerx, Inc., Wilkes-Barre, PA

Assisted inquiring consumers with product information, availability, and appropriateness as well as provided dissatisfied consumers with quality and professional resolutions to their unique situations. Collected data of integrity, relevant to the situation, and supplied that information to the client's quality assurance team.

2008-2010


Gerrity's Supermarket, Inc., Hanover Township, PA

Organized shelved dry goods, provided upstanding service to every customer, maintained a clean and hazard-free shopping and work place.

2006-2007

NAfME & PMEA Membership
PMEA District 9

Participation in District 9 Choral Festival as High School Director.

2014-Present

National Association for Music Education and
Pennsylvania Music Educators Association Membership

2008-Present


Marywood University NAfME Chapter Secretary

Researched and created successfully adopted constitution and by-laws tailored for the unique needs of the chapter. Successfully negotiated election and ballot procedures.

2010-2012


PMEA Conferences
Pittsburgh, 2010; Hershey, 2011

Participated in workshops on experiencing the Orff method, communicated with musical vendors and publishers, observed unique student ensembles, and publicized my school among teachers and students.

Daniel Malloy
High School Principal

Hanover Area Jr./Sr. High School
1600 Sans Souci Parkway
Hanover Township, PA 18706
570-831-2300

dmalloy@hanoverarea.net

www.hanoverarea.org

Joan McCusker, IHM, Ph.D.
Student Teaching Supervisor
Associate Professor of Music Education

Marywood University
2300 Adams Avenue
Scranton, PA 18509
(570) 348-6268 ext.2531

mccusker@maryu.marywood.edu

www.marywood.edu

Carol Fish
Elementary Music Teacher

Orange Street Elementary School
853 Orange Street
Berwick, PA 18603
(570) 759-6400 ext.3601

cfish@berwicksd.org

www.berwicksd.org

Bernard Gardzalla
High School Chorus Director

Wyoming Valley West High School
150 Wadham Street
Plymouth, PA 18651
570-779-5361

bgardzalla@wvwsd.org

www.wvwsd.org

Canon Mark Laubach
Organist and Choirmaster

St. Stephen's Episcopal Pro-Cathedral
35 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701
570-825-6653

mlaubach@ststephenswb.org

www.ststephenswb.org