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Artie Almeida (B.M.E. in Music Education, 2002 Woodwinds)
Artie Almeida has been chosen Alumni of the Decade (1970s) for the UCF College of Education. She also published her twenty-first teaching resource in November 2006. It is a general music resource book called Mallet Madness that contains ideas for teachers to use barred instruments and drums to teach the elements of music.
Artie Almeida is the music specialist at Bear Lake Elementary school in Apopka FL, where she teaches 1150 kindergarten through 5th grade students. Her dynamic performing groups have performed for MENC, AOSA, and on the NBC Today Show.
Artie was chosen as Florida Music Educator of the Year, and was also selected as an International Educator 2006 by the Cambridge England Biographical Society. She was Seminole County Teacher of the Year, Runner-Up for Florida Teacher of the Year and a Teacher of the Year at the school level 6 times.
She served seven years on the Board of Directors of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, and was an early childhood music consultant for Walt Disney World. She is included in Who's Who in American Education and the publication Great Minds of the 21st Century.
Artie is also the author of Recorder Express, The Ultimate Game and Activity Pack for Orchestra, Ten Music Proficiency Packs, as well as four music theory and assessment games featuring the Warner Brothers Looney Tunes characters.
In addition to her public school teaching duties, Artie teaches applied saxophone lessons and performs on historical winds with the renaissance ensemble Ars Antiqua. For twenty-one years she also taught elementary music classes at the University of Central Florida and early childhood music classes at Seminole Community College.
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