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Level I Pedagogy: Kay Lehto (BM and MEd, Michigan State University; Master Class Certificate, University of Memphis) has taught K-5 music in Las Vegas, NV for the past 30 years and is currently a lead teacher at Doral Academy an arts integration themed school. She is published in “Las Vegas Writes I, II and III”, is an active workshop presenter and has presented at national AOSA, NAfME and TMEA conferences. Kay served as co-chair for the 2000 and 2004 AOSA National Conferences and chaired the Conference Committee on the AOSA National Board of trustees for 2005-2006. In 2007 Kay was honored for her early teaching and as founder of the Children’s Music Festival in the Cayman Islands. Kay has served as the Recording Secretary and Treasurer on the AOSA National Board of Trustees, and co-chaired the 2015 AOSA National Conference in San Diego.

  

Level II Pedagogy: Sue Mueller (BM, University of Kansas; MED, Leslie College; Master Class Certificate, University of Memphis) taught K-5 music for the Clark County School District for 25 years until her appointment as Assistant Professor of Music Education for the University of Nevada Las Vegas. She now serves as the Director for the School of Music at UNLV. She is an active presenter for local chapters and conferences for AOSA and NAfME and Carl Orff Canada. Sue has served on the National Board of Trustees for the American Orff-Schulwerk Association as Region II Representative, National Conference Chairperson in 2002 and 2010, and has held the position of Vice President and President for AOSA. Sue co-chaired the 2016 AOSA National Conference in Atlantic City.

 

Level I & II Movement: Jennifer Prestridge (BME, Henderson State University; MME, University of Oklahoma) has taught music to Kindergarten through 5th grade students in Las Vegas, Nevada for the past 20 years.  She was recognized as a Summerlin Teacher of the Year in 2008 and regularly presents for the Clark County School District as well as Nevada's Desert Valley Chapter of AOSA.  She currently teaches at Gilbert Elementary Magnet School for Creative Arts.  She served as chair of the Clark County Orff Festival in 2009-2010 and her arrangements, compositions, and choreography have been featured in multiple festivals.


 

Level I & II Recorder:  Jennifer Donovan (BME, Kansas State University; MM, Kansas State University; Orff Level I, University of Missouri Kansas City; Orff Level II, Baker University; Orff Level III, UNLV; World Music Drumming Levels I and II) teaches K-5 music in the DeSoto, Kansas Public Schools. Jennifer has served AOSA as Region III Representative, Treasurer, and National Conference Chair for the 2016 Conference in Atlantic City.

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