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FAME Teacher Spotlight – Rachel Grimsby

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Name: Rachel Grimsby School District: Fairfax County Public Schools Town/City: Springfield State: Virginia What grades and specialty areas have you taught in your career so far? I currently teach Kindergarten through 6th grade general and choral music. In the past I have done Pre-K general music in public schools as well as Infant/Toddler classes in […]

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FAME Teacher Spotlight – Connie Greenwood

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Name: Connie Greenwood School System: Independent Music Contractor Town/City: West Hartford/Simsbury State: Connecticut Education: Bachelor of Music from The Hartt School, University of Hartford; Master of Music Education from The Hartt School, University of Hartford FAME member since: July 2012 – Founding Member. Endorsed Teacher Trainer for First Steps in Music. How has FS/CS changed your teaching? I have always wanted […]

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FAME Teacher Spotlight – Stephanie Schall-Brazee

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Name: Stephanie Schall-Brazee School System: Traverse City Aria Public Schools Town/City: Traverse City State: Michigan Education: Bachelor of Music Education Degree from Central Michigan University; Master of Music Education from The Hartt School of Music, University of Hartford. FAME member since: July 2012 – Founding Member. endorsed Teacher Trainer for First Steps in Music and Conversational […]

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FAME Teacher Spotlight – Craig Knapp

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Name: Craig B. Knapp School System: Rocky Point School District (Joseph A. Edgar Intermediate School) Town/City: Rocky Point State: New York Grade Taught: 3-5 School System: Hofstra University Town/City: Hempstead State: New York Grade Taught: Graduate Level Course in Conversational Solfege Education: Bachelor of Music, Crane School of Music State University of New York at Potsdam; Master of […]

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FAME Teacher Spotlight – Chris Anne Powers

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Name: Chris Anne Powers School System: Greenwich Public Schools       (Cos Cob School) Town/City: Greenwich State: Connecticut Grade Taught: K-5 General Music, Band, Chorus Education: Bachelor of Music from The Hartt School of Music, The University of Hartford (1995), Masters in the Art of Education from Sacred Heart University (2002), Sixth Year Degree with Kodaly […]

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FAME Teacher Spotlight – Kim Yannon

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Name: Kim Yannon School System: Cheshire Public Schools Town/City: Cheshire State: Connecticut Grade Taught: 1-6 General Music, 7-8 Choral Music Education: Bachelors in Music Performance, Western Connecticut State University; Masters of Science in Music Education, Central Connecticut State University; Doctor of Musical Arts in Music Education/Pedagogy, The Hartt School, University of Hartford FAME member since: 2012 (Founding Member, 2014 FAME Biennial Conference […]

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FAME Teacher Spotlight – Missy Strong

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Name: Missy Strong School System: Mount Laurel Township Schools Town/City: Mount Laurel State: New Jersey Grade Taught: Pre-K through 4th grade; General and Vocal Education: Bachelor of Music, Philadelphia College of Bible; Master of Arts, Rowan University; Doctor of Musical Arts, Rutgers University FAME member since: 2012 (Founding Member, Current Vice President)   Classes/Workshops in First […]

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FAME Teacher Spotlight – Lindsay Jackson

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Name: Lindsay Jackson School: The Shipley School Bryn Mawr, PA Grades Taught: 2nd – 5th General Music and Chorus Education: B.M.Ed – Westminster Choir College, Rider University (2005) M.M.Ed – Hartt School, University of Hartford (2012) Served as Graduate Assistant to Dr. John Feierabend FAME member since: Founding Member, July 2012 Classes/Workshops in First Steps or Conversational Solfege: FSM/CS 2012   Most […]

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FAME Teacher Spotlight: Lillie Feierabend

School System: University of Hartford Magnet School West Hartford, CT Grade Taught: PreK – 5th Grade Education: 1975 B.M. Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 1996 M.M.E. The Hartt School, University of Hartford, Hartford, CT FAME member since: Founding member July 2012 Classes/Workshops in First Steps or Conversational Solfege: FSM / CS 2012 What is the […]

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FAME Teacher Spotlight: Betsy Greene

Name: Betsy Greene School System: Burlington School District Burlington, Vermont Grade Taught: K-5 General Music and Chorus Education: 1985 B.M. Ed Crane School of Music, SUNY Postdam 1990 M.M. Ed Hartt School of Music, University of Hartford FAME member since: Founding member July 2012; officially June 2013 Classes/Workshops in First Steps or Conversational Solfege: 2005 Kodaly Certificate […]

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