Cara Spadaccia '10
I'm teaching at two Catholic schools in Buffalo — Our Lady of the Sacred Heart School in Orchard Park and St. John the Baptist school in Alden. I teach pre-K through eighth-grade general music at both schools and I really enjoy working with the students and being able to make music every day!
I'm half way through my master's degree at University at Buffalo. The way it looks right now, I'll be completing my master's courses next summer and graduating September 1 of 2012. At UB, they focus on Gordon's Music Learning Theory, and this summer, I was able to take a course with Ed Gordon himself. I am now Gordon Institute for Music Learning (GIML) certified for elementary general music, Level 1. It has really impacted the way I approach curriculum design.
I'm really excited to see how much my students can grow as musicians during this coming year!