Teacher Work Sample

The New Sauce: Exploring Latin Jazz

Abstract: This Teacher Work Sample (TWS) was conducted in Fairfax County at South County Middle School under the mentorship of Mrs. Tracy Magwire.  I developed and instructed lessons with the South County Jazz Band, an after-school ensemble, centered around two objectives that provided students with opportunities to create and perform via an ensemble piece written in the Latin-jazz style.  Assessments were completed before and after instruction to display student growth.