The College of Arts and Architecture

Current Field Placements

The Partnership for Music Teacher Excellence was established in 1993 under Dr. Lynn Drafall. The music education faculty began placing and observing their own student teachers at that time, establishing partnerships with school districts and mentor teachers. Since then the partnerships now includes 80 school districts throughout Pennsylvania and approximately 220 cooperating music educators. PSU values the expertise of its mentor teachers and their contribution to the professional growth of each future music educator.

During the Spring 2013 semester we have 14 student teachers in the field, and we are partnering with 28 different school buildings in 14 school districts and 30 cooperating teachers!

Thank you to our cooperating school districts, mentor teachers and administrators!

SPRING 2013 Cooperating School Districts and Mentors

 Districts Building(s)
Bald Eagle Area
High School
Elementary School
Eric Brinser
Jennifer DeRemer
Bangor Area 

High School

Middle School

Eric Hahn

Deb Heiney

Rebecka Kranich



Christine Gossett

Carol Nelson

Central Bucks


Middle/High School

Karen Mudry

Jennifer DiVastro

Central Dauphin 
Louise Poorman
Cumberland Valley

High School

Middle School

Carol Anderson

Christie McKinney

East Stroudsburg Area 

High School

Middle School


Paul Bakner

Katye Clogg

John Madas

Catherine Tynemouth

Fox Chapel Area 
High School
Craig Cannon
Shawn Funk
Hempfield  Elementary/Middle School Jennifer Meyer
Hollidaysburg Area 
High School
Junior High
Scott Sheehan
Kris Laird
Lori Stephens
Mary Villani
Middletown Area 
Catherine Kaslusky
Richland Township 
High School
Elementary School
Jerrod Cannistraci
Jena Tully
State College Area
High School
Middle School
Paul Leskowicz
Johanna Steinbacher
Patty Begg
Melanie Komlenic
Lititz Elementary
Amy Martin
Williamsport Area 
High School
Matt Radspinner
Beverly Schmidt