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.