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MEGHAN PARSONS RILEY

973-255-8388 | meghanparsonsriley@gmail.com
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EDUCATION
Bachelor of Music Education, Gettysburg College – Gettysburg, PA May 2017
Flute and Piccolo Concentration
Music Education GPA: 3.91, Cumulative GPA: 3.81, Magna Cum Laude

CERTIFICATION
Georgia Educator Certificate of Eligibility PK – 12 2017
New Jersey Provisional Teaching Certificate PK – 12 Music 2017
Pennsylvania State PK – 12 Music Teacher Certificate 2017
Kodály Certification Levels I, II, III – Westminster Choir College – Princeton, NJ 2015, 2016, 2017

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Madison Public Schools, Madison, New Jersey 2017-present
Band Director – Central Avenue & Torey J Sabatini Elementary Schools 2017-present
 Direct 4th – 5th beginning and concert band, teach individual and small group lessons to over 200 students
 Develop and implement beginning, intermediate and advanced lesson plans to meet varying learning levels
 Mentor qualifying students for honors ensembles: All-City Band, Morris Union Jointure Commission Band
General Music and Chorus Teacher – Central Avenue & Kings Road Elementary Schools 2017
 Taught PK-5th general music and 4th-5th chorus to over 500 students, including special education
 Developed, implemented and differentiated lesson plans to achieve curricular goals and meet learning needs of
students, including a special education PK and a large K-5 special education population
Marching Band Music and Marching Technician – Madison High School Marching Dodgers 2017-present
 Taught marching technique and music to beginning, intermediate and advanced 7th-12th students
 Supervised and lead students at weekly home and away football games, competitions, parades and band camp
 1st Place Chapter Championships, finalist in Atlantic Coast Championships, National Memorial Day Parade
performance in Washington, D.C.
Private Flute Lesson Teacher – Madison, NJ 2017-2018
Upper Adams School District Student Teacher – Adams County, PA 2017
K – 3rd General Music; Biglerville Elementary – Patti Fetrow, co-op
4th – 6th Band, 7th – 12th Flute Ensemble; Bendersville and Arendtsville Elementary – Georgia Hollabaugh, co-op
9th – 12th Band, 6th – 8th Band, 7th – 12th Jazz Band; Biglerville High and Upper Adams Middle – Jamie Cope, co-op

LEADERSHIP, Gettysburg College – Gettysburg, PA


Collegiate National Association for Music Education – President, Outreach Committee 2013-2017
Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society – Treasurer, Secretary 2015-2016
Sigma Alpha Iota Epsilon Beta International Music Fraternity – VP of Membership, Treasurer 2014-2017
Bullets Marching Band – Section Leader, Leadership and Recruitment Committee 2014-2017
Wind Symphony – Student Conductor, Internal Relations Chair, Principal Chair Flute and Piccolo 2014-2017

P ROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
National Association for Music Educators
Organization of American Kodály Educators, Kodály New Jersey

HONORS
Robert F. Zellner Music Education Award 2017
Phi Beta Kappa – Academic Honors Society 2017-
Sword of Honor Recipient – Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity 2017
Kappa Delta Pi – Education Honors Society 2015-
Omicron Delta Kappa – Honors Society of Leadership and Success 2016-

SKILLS
Computer: Microsoft Suite, Sibelius Music Notation Software, Finale Music Composing Software, Garage Band
Musical: Primary: Flute, Piccolo; Secondary: Voice, Clarinet, Trumpet, Saxophone, Trombone, Percussion, Piano, Guitar,
Dulcimer, Classroom Instruments (Recorder, Orff, Pitched Percussion, Non-Pitched Percussion)
Defining Characteristics: Passionate, Dedicated, Adaptive, Flexible, Patient, Communication (Interpersonal, Written, Oral,
Visual, Non-Verbal), Hardworking, Motivated, Organization, Critical Thinking, Team Player, Collaborative