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Aimee D. Pearsall (Ph.D. ABD) is a teacher, musician, and avid GIML member of 10 years. In addition to acting as President of MA-GIML, Ms. Pearsall serves on GIML's Media and Communications Commission and Choral PDLC Development Committee. Ms. Pearsall currently works as an Instructor of Music Education on the University of Delaware (UD) music department faculty, where she teaches courses in general music education, conducts the UD Concert Choir and leads a division of the UD Children's Choir. Ms. Pearsall earned her doctoral candidacy in music education from Temple University and also holds two masters degrees from the University of Delaware: one in music education with a teaching concentration and one in choral conducting. In the public school setting, Ms. Pearsall taught K-8th grade general music, choir, musical theatre, and orchestra in Delaware and Pennsylvania. Some of her research interests include adolescent songwriting, democracy in ensemble classrooms, and informal musicking. Ms. Pearsall frequently travels internationally and nationally to present her research and to serve as a clinician and guest conductor for high school, middle school, and elementary school honors choruses and festivals.
Jaysen has been an active member of the MA-GIML Chapter for several years. He is in his seventh year of teaching and currently serves as the Lower School Music Teacher (PK-5) at William Penn Charter School. Jaysen began practicing MLT as an early childhood music teacher at the University of Delaware. Attending his Early Childhood Level I/Elementary General I courses has truly taught him the importance of music play and developing lifelong music learners and thinkers. Whether he is music directing an acapella group or leading a Kindergarten music class, MLT has always been a major influence in his teaching and he is excited to share that passion for MLT with the MA-GIML Chapter.
Immediate past president
Sharon Saul is past-president of MA-GIML, has served on the National GIML board, is on GIML instrumental faculty, and has presented at several of the GIML international conferences.
Pam has been an active MA-GIML member since 2004 and a member of the executive board as President and Treasurer since 2012. Currently, Pam is the Music Director of the Academy of Performing Arts at the Burlington County Institute of Technology in Medford, New Jersey where she teaches courses in instrumental and vocal performance, music theory, and technology, as well as directs the Jazz Band and Spring Musical Pit Orchestra. In addition, Pam is the Artistic Director of the Rowan Youth Wind Ensemble. Pam received a Ph.D. in Music Education from Temple University, an MA in Music Education from the Eastman School of Music, and a BM in Music Education from Rowan University. MLT has been a major influence throughout her career, and Pam is very excited to work with the new MA-GIML Executive Board to create meaningful experiences for chapter members.
Heather has been a member of GIML and a teacher practitioner of MLT since 2014. After college, Heather’s first job was at a Montessori School in Wilmington, DE, where she was given the opportunity to gain her Early Childhood Level I PDLC and was inspired to turn this learning experience into a comprehensive Toddler/Pre-K program at this school. Now, Heather is in her 8th year teaching, most recently at North Star Elementary School. She teaches K-5th grade music, incorporating MLT practices into her teaching every day. She serves on several committees aimed at developing scope and sequence / curriculum mapping for elementary music at the district and state levels, making sure that MLT has a seat at the table amongst other methodologies. I’m very excited to serve on the board along with these amazing MLT educators!
Hannah Dale Scarborough
Hannah has been a part of GIML for about four lovely years and counting. She first did early childhood level 1 while she was in her undergrad at University of Delaware and taught music for babies and toddlers on Saturdays. Hannah currently works part time as the music teacher at Northminster Early Childhood Center in Syracuse, NY while she earns her master's in music composition at Syracuse University where she is also a graduate music theory teaching assistant. Hannah loves to incorporate MLT in all of her lessons from working with four-year-olds to freshmen in college!