Neeley Stevens, Mary

[email protected]
(713) 822-5634
OAKE Affiliated Chapter

Educational Background

Master of Music in Music Education with Kodály Emphasis degree from Holy Names University, Oakland, CA 1991
Bachelor of Music Education degree from Morningside College, Sioux City, IA. 1979

Kodály Studies

Master of Music in Music Education with Kodály Emphasis degree from Holy Names University, Oakland, CA 1991 OAKE-Endorsed Program

Teaching Experience

2018-2021 Aldine ISD, Elementary Music Consultant, EC-5
1979-2018 Aldine ISD, Music Specialist, EC-5
2007-2021 Southeast Texas Kodály Certification Program, Director/Instructor
2007-2021 Kodály Institute of Houston, Univ of Houston, Director/Instructor
1988-2020 Aldine Children's Honor Choir, Founding Music Director & Assistant Director

Presentation Experiences

Professional Development: Aldine ISD, Klein ISD, Galena Park ISD, Houston ISD, Goose Creak Consolidated ISD, Katy ISD, Alief ISD
Chapter Clinician: Kodály Educators of Texas, Southern Region, Kodály Educators of North Florida
Collegiate Clinician: Stephen F. Austin University
State Clinician: Texas Music Educators Association, Center for Development in Fine Arts, Magnet Schools of Texas
National Clinician: Organization of American Kodály Educators, Magnet Schools of America

Areas of Expertise

Lesson Planning sing/read/move/play
Musical Transitions theme/melody/rhythm

Session Topics

Arts-Integration Connections 1-6 hrs
Balanced Lesson Planning 1-6 hrs +
Book to Scripts to Stage 1-6 hrs
Classroom Management 1-3 hrs
Lovin' Literacy 1-3 hrs
Sequencing Singing Games 1-3 hrs
Sing Sing Sing 1-3 hrs
Terrific Transitions 1-6 hrs

Intercultural Knowledge and Competence

June 2020 Intro to Power, Privilege, and Leadership 7-Day Challenge, Kristen Albert, Turning Points, LLC

40 years of teaching experience in Title I, multi-racial schools that included PD in cultural awareness, equitable practices, and differentiated instruction, all provided by Aldine ISD, Houston, TX.

Organizational Leadership

OAKE Secretary
OAKE Southern Division President
KET Secretary
TMEA Elementary Division Region Chair
NAfME-Texas Member-at-large
Association of Texas Professional Educators
Building Rep


OAKE Envoy - secretary reports and book review
NAfME Music Educators Journal - book review
TMEA Southern Musician - member comments

Additional Information

Workshop collaborations with fellow Kodály clinicians, Orff clinicians, and classroom teachers.