From the President

by Jake Harkins

August 2023

Dear SongWorks Educators, 

Happy August! I hope as Summer transitions into Fall and your school year begins again, you will continue to seek experiences that bring you joy, both personally and professionally. 

I had the pleasure of visiting Old Dominion University in Virginia just a few weeks ago to experience some of the Level 1 SongWorks Certification (SWC) Course, “SongWorks in Action,” taught by Molly Feigal and Sandy Murray. What a treat to be among friends and like-minded educators!

This edition of our newsletter features some inspirations for heading back to school, reflections from SWC students, exciting announcements about SWEA’s growth through workshops, and opportunities to engage further with our community in a Spring 2024 Virtual Conference Series

We hope you’ll stay in touch as you begin your school year. Reach out to our leadership team to start a conversation, ask questions, and grow together.


Jake Harkins
President, SongWorks Educators Association 

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