Educator Highlight: Sheila White of Marshall Magnet Elementary School receives 2017 Viola Award for Excellence in Arts Education

| March 8, 2017

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By the Flagstaff Arts Council

Sheila White. Courtesy photo

Sheila White makes her impression on the Flagstaff music community as both an educator and a community musician. She is currently the general music, world drumming, and beginning band instructor at Marshall Magnet Elementary School (MMES). She also plays in the Flagstaff Community Band and works as the Orchestra Manager for Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra (FSO), as well as performing as a member of the clarinet section.

Ms. White’s impact on MMES students goes far beyond the music program. She is the creator of the 2016 Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) program at MMES. This school-wide program was developed to define, implement, and evaluate a multi-tiered system of support which includes proactive strategies for defining, teaching, and supporting appropriate student behaviors to create a positive school environment. Additionally, her special education dual certification and dedication to parental involvement makes her an irreplaceable asset at MMES.

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