Congratulations to Ph.D. candidate Krissie Weimer for the publication of her article “Novice Teacher Mentoring: Recommended Readings” in the Spring 2015 edition of PMEA News (Vol. 79 No. 3).
Krissie is originally from Jamestown, New York. She earned her bachelor’s degree in music education from West Virginia University (WVU), then taught elementary band and general music grades 5-8 band as well as grade 6-8 general music on eastern shore of Maryland. She returned to WVU for her master’s degree in music education.
While at WVU, she served as a graduate assistant in Woodwind Pedagogy, Brass Pedagogy, Instrumental Methods, and Introduction to Music Education courses. Upon completion of her degree, she taught early childhood music and special education (behavior disorders) in Morgantown, West Virginia.
Krissie is the recipient of a College of Arts and Architecture University Graduate Fellowship here at Penn State. She has served as a teaching assistant to Linda Thornton, Robert Gardner, and Ann Clements. Her research interests include professional development, mentoring novice music teachers, and leadership in music education. She has presented research in multiple states and England, and has been published in Visions of Research in Music Education and PMEA News. She is a member of NAfME, PMEA, IMTE, and SMTE. After graduation, she hopes to find employment in higher education, and to continue teaching and researching.