Chapa, Julissa

Email
jchapa@pasadenaisd.org
Phone
(713) 906-4395
Division
Southern
OAKE Affiliated Chapter
KET

Educational Background

Bachelor of Music, University of Houston, TX 2003
Master of Music in Music Education (Kodály Emphasis), University of Houston, TX, 2015
Currently a student at the University of Houston in the Doctor of Musical Arts in Music Education

Kodály Studies

Kodály Certification, All-levels, Houston Kodály Institute, August 2015

Teaching Experience

Adjunct Instructor, Moores School of Music, University of Houston (2016-2020)
Music Specialist, PK-4th grade, Garfield Elementary School, Pasadena ISD (2012-Present)
Music Specialist, PK-5th grade, J. D. Parks Elementary School, Pasadena ISD (2003-2012)

Presentation Experiences

STATE-
TMEA Convention - "Strategies for ELs in the Music Classroom," 2021 "Mapping Pathways to Student Success," 2019
CEDFA Summit - "Designing a Student-Centered Fine Arts Classroom," 2018

LOCAL-
"Beyond the Simple Circle: An Assortment of Singing Games for Older Kids," Pasadena ISD, TX, 2019
"A Little Bit of This and That: Strategies for Success in the Elementary Classroom," Cy-Fair ISD, TX, 2018
"Making Music Child's Play: Building Musicianship in Students" Sheldon ISD, TX, 2017

Areas of Expertise

Strategies for Spanish-speaking ELs
Student-Centered Learning
Curriculum and Lesson Planning

Session Topics

Strategies for ELs- can be adapted to be 1-6 hrs.
Choosing repertoire for Spanish-speaking ELs- 3 hrs.
Student-Centered Activities in the Music Classroom- 3 hrs.
Project-Based Learning- 3 hrs.
Concept Development and Yearly Planning- 6 hrs.

Intercultural Knowledge and Competence

I have 18 years of experience teaching in Title 1 schools with large ESL student populations. My graduate work has been focused on music accessibility for under-served student populations and ESL students in the music classroom. I am a member of the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Access committee for our state music teacher association and have been a panelist for discussions on race and music access in communities of lower SES.

Organizational Leadership

Pasadena ISD District:
District Mentor Teacher
District PLC Music Leader

Publications

Contributor for Engaging Children with Music: A Handbook for Elementary Teachers, by Bigwood, Langley, and McGregor, August 2018.