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Making an Advocate of Your Principal: Ten Easy Things You Can Do In January

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  • This informative, inspiring presentation was developed after a district-wide survey asked principals what they appreciated most about their music educators and what one area could their teachers improve. Learn how the principals responded, along with practical, proven ideas to build and maintain the teacher/administrator relationship. Discover the "Ten Things You Can Do In January" to build and/or maintain a high profile for your program. Your program can be the centerpiece of your school!
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  • A veteran of 36 years in education, Marcia served as secondary fine arts coordinator for the Clark County School District (CCSD) in Las Vegas from 1994-2007. She led that program to a class count of 50,000+ in 91 secondary schools with 100,000+ in Secondary Arts Education overall. In 2007, the CCSD Board received the Distinguished Service to Music Education Award from the National Association of School Boards, VH1 and NAMM. An ardent advocate, Neel serves on the SupportMusic Steering Committee, MENC National Advocacy Committee, and the Quincy Jones Musiq Consortium. She has authored articles and publications for MENC, SBO, Strings Magazine, SupportMusic, and Leadership Magazine. Marcia is president of Music Education Consultants, Inc., and serves as a national presenter for the Music Achievement Council, and Wenger Corporation, by providing motivating workshops for educators.