Seven Positive Habits of Music Educators
- It is widely known that many talented teachers leave education within the first five years of employment. Kennell and Wood will present the seven characteristics that exemplary music educators share in any setting. Establishing these positive habits will help reduce attrition not only in our music programs but also within the ranks of music educators.
- Kevin Wood (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- 12/16/2016 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
- Kevin Wood is in his sixth year with the Cypress Woods band program. Previously he taught in the Aldine Independent School District at Aldine High School and Plummer Middle School. He began his teaching career at Northshore High School in Slidell, LA.
Mr. Wood received his Bachelor's Degree in Instrumental Music Education from Louisiana State University in 2002. At LSU he studied trumpet with James West and conducting with Dr. Linda Moorhouse and Frank Wickes. He completed a Masters of Music in wind conducting at Sam Houston State University under the guidance of Director of Bands, Dr. Matthew McInturf.
Mr. Wood is a former marching member of the Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps. He has served on the instructional staffs for various drum corps including the Academy, Colts, Revolution, and Santa Clara Vanguard. He is an active drill designer, adjudicator, and consultant/clinician with many bands across Texas. Mr. Wood has co-presented clinics at the Texas Music Educators Association Convention and co-authored an article in the Southwestern Musician magazine. He is a member of the Texas Music Educators Association and the Texas Bandmasters Association.