We have some fabulous new resources on the site that are designed to help new music teachers. These resources are the result of a lot of hard work by the Teacher Recruitment and Retention Committee of KMEA, headed up by Kelly Knedler of Dodge City and Holly Taylor of Wichita.

1. New Teacher Handbook - tons of useful advice, forms, dates, etc. posted by people who have "been there". This info is so good it is of value to any teacher, regardless of experience. Here is the link -

2. Mentor signup page - if you would like to have a mentor, someone you can call or e-mail when you need ideas or "help!!!", this is a great resource. It only takes a minute to sign up and it could be your "lifeline" for the school year. If you are a veteran music teacher, you can sign up on this page to be a mentor for someone else. link here -

Maurica Bruning
Olathe Madison Place Elementary
16651 S. Warwick
Olathe, KS 66062
c: 913-484-1526
w: 913-780-7520

Robert Davis
Olathe Northwest HS
21300 College Blvd
Olathe, KS 66061
c: 913-963-6524
w: 913-780-7150

Kimberly Moldeski
Overland Park Blue Valley West HS
16200 Antioch Rd
Overland Park, KS 66085
c: 310-936-2956
w: 913-239-3700

Mike Arbucci
Overland Park Blue Valley Northwest HS
13260 Switzer
Overland Park, KS 66213
c: 941-376-1912
w: 913-239-5286