Penny Swift and Stephanie Nantell - Education Through Music: Transforming Schools with Music Education - 425


Penny Swift and Stephanie Nantell - Education Through Music: Transforming Schools with Music Education. This is episode 425 of Teaching Learning Leading K12, an audio podcast.

Today, I’m talking with Penny Swift and Stephanie Nantell about Education Through Music which is focused on...Transforming Schools with Music Education.

A little about Penny and Stephanie…

Penny Swift serves as the Executive Director. She joined Education Through Music in 2017 as the inaugural Chief Operation Officer. Penny has had an extensive career as an operational and strategic leader in early childhood education. Her career began in the service of under-resourced communities as a teacher and a special education administrator. As a lifelong advocate for equality and excellence in childhood education, Penny’s experience led her to senior leadership roles overseeing early childhood centers. She recently served as the Divisional Vice President at Brightside Academy, overseeing all early-childhood academies in New York and Philadelphia.

Penny is a lifelong New Yorker and a proud alumna of New York City’s public schools. She graduated cum laude with a master’s degree in special education and a professional diploma in educational administration from the City College of New York.

Stephanie Nantell serves as Assistant Program Director. Stephanie joins Education Through Music directly after teaching elementary music in NYC public and charter schools. She has two Masters from NYU, a Master of Arts in Music Education, and a Master of Music in Trumpet Performance. While at NYU, Stephanie taught as a private trumpet instructor for NYU undergraduates (non-music majors), tutored with America Reads, and worked as a digitization assistant in the archives department of the New York Philharmonic. Since graduating from NYU, Stephanie has pursued her Level I (Kodály) and II (Orff) Methodologies Certifications and used those skills as a Kodály Musicianship Instructor with the National Children’s Choir. Stephanie also has a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Rollins College, where her primary instruments were voice and trumpet. While living in Orlando, Stephanie worked as a trumpet player at Walt Disney World and performed in local elementary schools in a show about positive character traits for Radio Disney.

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