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Megan Brass

megansbrass@gmail.com
http://meganbrassteachingportfolio.weebly.com

930 Partridge St. Apt. 201 Duluth, MN 55811


Phone: (218) 461-6056

Objective
Professional Experience
DULUTH EDISON CHARTER SCHOOLS- NORTH STAR ACADEMY
Kindergartern-8th grade General Music teacher
Present

Duluth, MN
August 2014-

Taught 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade general music classes with an average of 30 students per class.
Taught 5th, 6th, and 7th grade music appreciation classes with an average of 20 students per
class
Taught 5th grade choir with an average of 35 students per class. As well as small group voice
lessons for members of this choral ensemble.
Taught core values and structured lessons to a group of middle school students. Held and
lead parent teacher conferences with said group.
Collaboratively planned and directed 4 concerts a year at the DECC and outdoors at Leif
Erickson park with fellow music teachers, both in the building and our West Duluth location.
Participated in specialist professional learning community to build student understanding in
content areas and success
Planned and facilitated 5th-8th grade choir field trip
Planned and facilitated music in our schools month classroom activities and kindergarten
through 4th grade sing along
Created and edited web pages for 2nd, 3rd, 4th, & 5th grade music learning and practice
Member or Tech Trailblazers team, learning and using technology in the classroom and
sharing ideas through a professional learning community
Assisted in planning and facilitating kindergarten - 8th grade students singing the National
Anthem at University of MN Duluth Bulldog hockey games
Used the STEAM lab to create and teach students to use a green screen and create their own
music videos
Active NAFE, MMEA and ACDA member

Education
University of Minnesota-Duluth
Major: Bachelor of Music, Vocal Music Education K-12
2014
Certificate: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

Mahtomedi Senior High School, Mahtomedi, MN


of 2010

Teaching Experience
Private Piano Instructor
Present

Apprenticeship and Student Teaching


Macarthur and Stowe Elementary Schools, Duluth MN
K 5th Grade General Music
Denfed High School, Duluth MN
9th-12th grade choir
Superior Middle School, Superior WI

May

Class

Fall 2014-

Winter 2014
Spring 2014

6th-8th grade choir

Fall 2013

University of MN, Duluth

Bulldog Welcome Week Rockstar


Student Advisor
Volunteer tour guide
Ballet Teachers Aid

Summer 2012 & 2013


Summer 2011, 2012 & 2013
Fall 2012, Spring & Fall 2013
Spring & Fall 2013

Work Experience

Server Fitgers Brewhouse Duluth, MN


Sales associate Fitgers Beerstore Duluth, MN
Hostess, server, and Bartender Roma Restaurant Mahtomedi, MN

References
Amy Fitzpatrick: K-8 Art Education Teacher, lead teacher
amy.fitzpatrick@duluthedison.com
DECS- North Star Academy
3301 Technology drive, Duluth, MN 55811
(218) 728-9556 ext. 1101
Bonnie Jorgenson: Head of schools
bonnie.jorgenson@duluthedison.com
DECS- North Star Academy
3301 Technology drive, Duluth, MN 55811
(218) 728-9556

2011-Present
2012-2015
2008-2010