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Sustaining Our Emotional Health

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  • Today‚Äôs educational climate is filled with anxiety that reaches far beyond the basic pedagogy of teaching a stringed instrument or conducting an orchestra. Parents are more demanding, students are less respectful, the legal system rules our decisions, and social media is rampant. This session will address some practical ideas on how to sustain our emotional health amidst the challenging stress that continues to grow in our profession
  • Pamela Tellejohn Hayes (pamelahayes@earthlink.net)
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  • Pamela Tellejohn Hayes is nationally recognized for her work in the field of music education. Mrs. Hayes is the recipient of both the Merle J. Isaac Lifetime Achievement Award from NSOA and the Elizabeth A.H. Green School Educator Award from ASTA. She has served as president of the National School Orchestra Association, the South Carolina Music Educators Association, the Orchestra Division of SCMEA and the South Carolina chapter of the American String Teachers Association. Mrs. Hayes is co-author of the comprehensive method book series Essential Elements for Strings. She earned a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Wichita State University, and a Master of Education degree in Educational Administration from the University of South Carolina. She is a violinist with the South Carolina Philharmonic and adjunct instructor of violin and string methods at Columbia College in SC.
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