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Grove City College’s Paparone ’93 elected to chair PMEA council

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Grove City College’s Paparone ’93 elected to chair PMEA council


Stacy Paparone ’93, instructor of music and fine arts at Grove City College, was elected to serve as Chairperson of the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) Teacher Training, Recruitment and Retention Council.

The state-level council is comprised of higher education representatives from the 12 PMEA districts, the Pennsylvania Collegiate Music Educators Association state president and advisor, a retired teacher who serves as a mentoring chair, the state research (higher education) coordinator as well as the state coordinator for the Society of Music Teacher Education.

“The selection of Stacy A. Paparone for this position is an outstanding choice for PMEA. Stacy is an experienced and articulate advocate for the issues that arise in the important sphere of music education. I cannot think another person who would be a better leader of the council which works with rising college freshmen who are planning to be music educators,” Dr. John Sparks ’66, Dean for the Alva J. Calderwood School of Arts and Letters and professor of business, said.

The council strives to address issues surrounding the entire scope of a teacher’s professional life and beyond. The council also works with selected rising college freshmen who are planning a career in music education. One of the council’s overarching goals is addressing the issue of keeping our recent music education graduates in Pennsylvania.