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SHEENA DHAMSANIA 1149 Morse Lee #2, Evanston, WY 82930 248-935-2826 sheena.dhamsania@gmail.


EDUCATION Michigan State University Bachelor of Arts in Music Education, with honors Bachelor of Arts in Bassoon Performance, with honors Michigan Teaching JQ Certification Wyoming Teaching S Certification

East Lansing, MI Sep 2006- May 2011

HONORS AND AWARDS 2012 Uinta County School District Title II Professional Development Scholarship 2012 Wyoming Music Educators Association Professional Development Grant 2011 Michigan State University College of Music Outstanding Senior Award Endowed Scholarships awarded at MSU: Virginia M. and Douglas F. Jewell Deans, Henry M. and Phyllis J. Nelson, Emil G. and Doris E. Ellis Family WORK EXPERIENCE Uinta County School District #1 Evanston, WY K-5 Music Teacher Aug 2011-Present Teach kindergarten through fifth grade music in a 470-student Title I elementary school Contributing author in 2014 GIA Chicago publication, Developing Musicianship: Composing in Band and Orchestra, available on Amazon Lead Coordinator for an annual trip to Teton Science Schools in Jackson Hole, Wyoming Organize multiple community attended music programs that promote cultural understanding through singing and movement Collaborate with and fundraise for world musicians to enhance student experience with a variety of cultures through musicmost current collaboration with Zinse Agginie, a Ghanaian djembe player who has performed for four US presidents Develop curriculum that meets the National Standards of Music Education with other music teachers from UCSD #1 Teach before-school reading intervention for 2nd grade struggling readers, lead daily guided reading lessons RELEVANT EXPERIENCE East Lansing School District East Lansing, MI Student Teacher Jan 2011- Jun 2011 Observed and taught at Red Cedar Elementary, a school with a strong ESL population Internship included 7-8th grade band, 6th grade choral, 5-6th grade band and strings, and, K- 4 general music Assisted in a CD fundraiser project, proceeds donated to a local charity Salsa Verde Vocalist Sang vocals in a 10-piece Salsa band that performed both professional and outreach performances New City Academy Volunteer Tutor Tutored math and English in an alternative school setting with 7th and 8th grade students Gained valuable insight into mentoring and teaching in an urban environment East Lansing, MI Dec 2010- Aug 2011

Lansing, MI Jul 2010

INTERESTS/SKILLS 4 years High School Spanish experience- high desire to become fluent within next two years Hobbies include snowboarding and mountain biking in the Rockies, hiking/ camping, running (2012 marathon finisher) Travel enthusiast- in past year, traveled to Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Taiwan, and Japan 10 years of Indian folkdance Proficient in GarageBand, Finale, and Sibelius music software Water quality testing and data-collecting experience (attended 2012 Wyoming Stream Team workshop in Jackson Hole, Wyoming) Public Relations intern experience at Detroit Symphony Orchestra in Detroit, Michigan