THE PURPOSE OF THE OREGON ELEMENTARY MUSIC TEACHER WEBPAGE AND FUTURE COUNCIL (still in forming stages):
- To utilize OMEA-member teachers (and current/former OMEA board or committee chairs) in a manner that values their expertise and global picture of the climate and specific needs of elementary music in Oregon.
- To work together with OMEA and NAfME, supporting their missions and goals, with specific emphasis on the unique needs of elementary music teachers in Oregon.
- To be a resource for: Mentoring, Advocacy, Standards and curriculum work, Professional development, Assist with partnering with communities, and assist in seeking out best practices for student achievement.
Proposal made by Val Ellett at the January 2016 OMEA Conference, with support from hundreds of music teachers at all levels.