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December, 21, 2023
04:30 PM - 05:30 PM




Kathleen Amabile

Kathleen Amabile

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There is Life After College! Navigating Interviews, Accepting Your First “Big Kid” Job and Thriving in Your First Few Years of Teaching!

Clinic Synopsis:

This session is for collegiate music education majors, as well as those just entering the profession. This session will focus on the topics of searching and interviewing for teaching positions, as well as strategies to help young educators set themselves up for success in those first few years of teaching!

Kathleen Amabile - Biographical Information

Kathleen Amabile is the Band Director for Grades 5-12 in the Elk Lake School District(Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania). She began teaching in the district in 2009 and directs allof the instrumental ensembles in the district, as well as the Music Theory and Music Historyelective courses, and serves as the Fine Arts Department Chair. Past teaching assignments atElk Lake have included K-6 general music, junior high chorus and general music, and musicinstruction for special education classes. She previously presented sessions at thePennsylvania Music Educators Association State Conference. Kathleen shares her passion formusic education by serving as the PMEA District 9 Band Fest Coordinator and HS ProfessionalDevelopment Chair.

Kathleen holds an undergraduate degree in Music Education from West Chester University, agraduate degree in Education from Wilkes University, and a Master’s Degree in InstrumentalConducting from Messiah University. Kathleen is also an adjunct instructor at Clarks SummitUniversity, where she instructs woodwind lessons and music education courses and haspreviously served as an interim adjunct clarinet instructor at Marywood University. She lives inClarks Summit, Pennsylvania with her husband, John.