Martin, Jana

[email protected]
(312) 391-0537
OAKE Affiliated Chapter

Educational Background

Bachelor of Music Education, University of Northern Colorado, 2000
Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction, American College of Education, 2012

Kodály Studies

New York University Kodály Summer Institute, 2005
Kodály Institute of the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music, International Kodály Seminar, 2017

Teaching Experience

DePaul University Summer Kodály Workshop, Musicianship Levels 2 & 3, 2017-present
Highcrest Middle School, Wilmette, IL, 2014-present
DeWitt Clinton Elementary, Chicago, IL, 2013-2014
George Watkins Elementary, Quinton, VA, 2010-2013
Lee-Davis High, Mechanicsville, VA, 2009-2010
Louis Nettelhorst School, Chicago, IL, 2005-2009
Bedminster Township Schools, Bedminster, NJ, 2003-2005
Chatham Middle School, Chatham, NJ, 2001-2003

Presentation Experiences

Chapter Workshops
Special Topics Workshops at DePaul University
Illinois State Music Conference
University Workshops

Areas of Expertise

Music of Hawaii
Middle School Engagement
Differentiation for Special Needs

Session Topics

Music of Hawaii, 1-4 hrs
Middle School Engagement, 1-4 hrs
Differentiation for Students with Special Needs, 1-4 hrs
Implicit Bias and Racism in the Music Classroom, 1-4 hrs
Vocal Improvisation & Musicianship Games, 1-2 hrs

Intercultural Knowledge and Competence

I have participated in workshops and training on Critical Race Theory, Culturally Responsive Pedagogy, and Race in the Music Classroom. I have also led trainings on race and anti-bias at the district level. I also continue do personal work through readings and lectures.

Organizational Leadership

OAKE Board of Directors, Member At Large, 2021-2023
CAKE Past President, 2020-2022
CAKE President, 2017-2020
CAKE President Elect, 2016-2017
CAKE Corresponding Secretary, 2015-2016


"This Worked for Me", MKMEA Bulletin

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