Shawna Longo

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Shawna E. Longo is the General Music (Music Technology) teacher and Arts Integration Specialist at Durban Avenue School, Hopatcong, NJ.  She also serves as the Arts Integration & STEAM Specialist for TMI Education; and Coach for The Institute for Arts Integration & STEAM.  With 19+ years of teaching experience, Mrs. Longo holds a Bachelor of Music in Music Education degree from The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC; a Master of Public Administration in Arts Administration from Seton Hall University in South Orange, NJ; Supervisor/Curriculum Director’s certification from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ; and certification as an Arts Integration Specialist (Level 1) as well as certification as an Arts Integration Leader (Level 2) from The Institute for Arts Integration and STEAM.  She is a clinician and consultant for music education, music technology, arts integration, social emotional learning, and STEAM.  She is also a recipient of the 2019 Mike Kovins Ti:ME Music Technology Teacher of the Year, 2019 New Jersey Governor’s Award in Arts Education, 2019 Teach Rock Star Teacher Award from The Rock and Roll Forever Foundation, 2018 NJMEA Master Music Teacher Award, and 2016 Governor’s Educator of the Year for Hopatcong Middle School.  Twitter: @shawnalongo

“If we consistently remind ourselves to focus on WHY we teach music, instead of getting distracted by the WHAT (concepts, skills, curriculum, concerts, etc), we begin to ground ourselves, and our classrooms, on a journey with learning music through social emotional learning.”