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Music Education Spotlight January 2019

Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

“The UArts MAT program pays equal attention

to quality musicianship skills and high
education standards. This foundation is vital
as many alumni move into roles where they
are not just teaching students about music, but
Sharin Rello building and advocating for music programs.”

Sharin Rello is a music educator for the Lawrence

Township Public School District in Mercer County,
New Jersey. She teaches general, vocal, and
instrumental music at Lawrence Intermediate School
working with students in 4th to 6th grade and is a
past director of the LIS musical, Lawrence High
School jazz, and marching band. During her tenure
in the district Sharin has revived the musical theater
program at the Intermediate school and created a
district wide jazz festival. She focuses on giving
students authentic music experiences through guest artist and performance experiences. Through grant writing and
connections made at Uarts she has been able to provide students with enriching experiences with professional
musicians and local composers. Sharin has grown into a teacher leader in her district always looking for ways to make
meaningful connections between the arts, academics and students social emotional learning. She is always seeking out
new professional opportunities to grow as a teacher to share her passion and love of music with her students. This
includes the important work of collaborating with local colleges and universities to help prepare the next generation of
music educations through practicum and student teaching experiences.

Sharin Rello also performs professional as a saxophone player in the Philadelphia/New Jersey area. She holds
Pennsylvania and New Jersey Teaching Certificates in Music K-12. She is a graduate of the University of the Arts in
Philadelphia with a MAT in Music Education and a BM in Saxophone Performance degree. She has also recently
completed a Teacher Leadership Program at Rider University and was named Mercer County 2018 Teacher of the Year.
Learn more: | Questions? Contact Keith W. Hodgson,