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Executive Committee

President
Jason Locker

Mr. Locker is Senior Administrator of Visual and Performing Arts for Orange County Public Schools. He received his bachelor and master of music education degrees from the University of Florida and Florida State University, respectively, and is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in educational leadership at the University of South Florida. Prior to his appointment at OCPS, he was a secondary choral music educator in Florida and Georgia for 18 years. A past president of the Florida Vocal Association, he is an active adjudicator, clinician, and guest conductor throughout the state.

Immediate Past President
Shelby R. Chipman, PhD

Dr. Chipman is the director of bands at Florida A&M University. He received his bachelor of science degrees in Computer Science and Music Education from FAMU, completed his master’s degree in Music Education from the University of Illinois, and received his Ph.D. in Music Education from Florida State University. Prior to his appointment at FAMU he taught music in the Miami-Dade County Public School system for 10 years.  He is active as an adjudicator, clinician, and guest conductor throughout the United States. 

President-Elect
Harry "Skip" Pardee

Mr. Pardee serves as the District Coordinator of Fine Arts for the Collier County Public Schools, overseeing music, visual arts, theatre and dance, grades K-12. He received his Bachelor and Master’s degrees in music education from the University of Florida, and is a doctoral candidate in the College of Education at Florida Gulf Coast University, with a research focus on Teacher Evaluation in the Arts. Prior to his district level appointment, he served as a music educator in Lee and Collier Counties. Mr. Pardee is a past-president of the Florida Music Supervision Association, and an active performer, clinician, and professional development leader throughout Florida. 

 

Board Members

FBA President:<br />Bernie Hendricks Jr.

FBA President:
Bernie Hendricks Jr.

FCMEA President:<br />Sandra Adorno, PhD

FCMEA President:
Sandra Adorno, PhD

FEMEA President:<br />Ashley Peek

FEMEA President:
Ashley Peek

FMSA President:<br />Christopher Burns

FMSA President:
Christopher Burns

FOA President:<br />Cheri Sleeper

FOA President:
Cheri Sleeper

FVA President<br />David Pletincks

FVA President
David Pletincks

Florida NAfME Collegiate President: Megan Robichaud

Florida NAfME Collegiate President: Megan Robichaud

Florida NAfME Collegiate Advisor:<br>Mark Belfast, PhD

Florida NAfME Collegiate Advisor:
Mark Belfast, PhD

Member at Large<br />Steven Kelly, PhD

Member at Large
Steven Kelly, PhD

 

Committee Chairpersons

Advocacy:<br>Jeanne W. Reynolds

Advocacy:
Jeanne W. Reynolds

Awards:<br />Sondra Collins

Awards:
Sondra Collins

Budget/Finance: <br />Jason Locker

Budget/Finance:
Jason Locker

Committee Council<br />Ajori Spencer

Committee Council
Ajori Spencer

Contemporary Media:<br />Clint Randles, PhD

Contemporary Media:
Clint Randles, PhD

Corporate & Academic Partners<br />Fred Schiff

Corporate & Academic Partners
Fred Schiff

Diverse Learners:<br />Christine Lapka, PhD

Diverse Learners:
Christine Lapka, PhD

Emerging Leaders<br />Dakeyan Chá Dré Graham, PhD, EdD, DMA

Emerging Leaders
Dakeyan Chá Dré Graham, PhD, EdD, DMA

Health & Wellness:<br />Aaron Kass

Health & Wellness:
Aaron Kass

Multicultural Network:<br />Arnekua Jackson, PhD

Multicultural Network:
Arnekua Jackson, PhD

Professional Learning:<br />Ajori Spencer

Professional Learning:
Ajori Spencer

Research:<br>William I. Bauer, PhD

Research:
William I. Bauer, PhD

Secondary General Music:<br>Ed Prasse

Secondary General Music:
Ed Prasse

Student Engagement:<br>Michael Antmann, EdD

Student Engagement:
Michael Antmann, EdD

 

Ex-Officio Members

Florida School Music Association President: Valerie Terry

Florida School Music Association President: Valerie Terry

Florida Music Director Editor-in-Chief: Kelly Miller, PhD

Florida Music Director Editor-in-Chief: Kelly Miller, PhD

Conference Planning Chair:<br>John Southall, PhD

Conference Planning Chair:
John Southall, PhD

Hall of Fame Chair:<br />Mary Palmer, EdD

Hall of Fame Chair:
Mary Palmer, EdD