Hoover teacher to lead National Association for Music Education Southern DivisionPublished 4:16pm Wednesday, February 19, 2014
FROM STAFF REPORTS
HOOVER — Dr. Sara Womack, a music teacher at Greystone Elementary School, was recently elected president-elect of the National Association for Music Education’s (NAfME) Southern Division.
Womack will assume her post July 1 and become Southern Division President July 1, 2016. As a representative of nearly 20,000 active, retired and pre-service music teachers and 10,000 honor students and supporters from 11 southern states, Womack will serve on the National Executive Board through 2020.
“Music education is in a unique position to help resolve big issues in education in an innovative, engaging and sustainable way,” Womack said in a news release. “The creative process of music making can inspire problem solving and prepare students for the fast-changing world.”
Womack served as president of the Alabama Music Educators Association from 2012 to 2014 and was named Hoover City Schools Elementary Teacher of the Year in 2013. She also has achieved National Board Certification in early and middle childhood music.
Womack said she is dedicated to realizing NAfME’s vision of all students receiving a comprehensive, sequential music education that prepares them for lifelong involvement in music.
“I am excited about the opportunity to continue learning and sharing my passion for music education with others,” Womack said. “My father introduced me to a multitude of opportunities through music. As a teacher and leader, I believe it is my mission to introduce a wide range of experiences to inspire students’ and teachers’ passions and develop their life purpose.”
Womack has taught music at Greystone Elementary since 2006.