Shawna Longo teaches grades 6-8 General Music (Music Technology) and serves as a STEAM Facilitator & Arts Integration Coach in the Hopatcong Borough Schools, NJ. She holds a Bachelor of Music in Music Education degree from The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC; a Master of Public Administration in Arts Administration from Seton Hall University in South Orange, NJ; and Supervisor/Curriculum Director’s certification from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ. In addition to teaching, she has also had a successful experience serving as a Music Supervisor for grades K-12. Mrs. Longo has extensive experience designing, implementing and mapping arts and arts integrated (STEAM) curriculums for grades K-12 in all disciplines. She is currently pursuing certification as an Arts Integration Specialist with Education Closet. Shawna serves on committees for NJMEA, the NJ Chapter of TI:ME, and is the Vice President of the Board of Education in the Morris Plains School District. Her awards include: TI:ME 2019 Teacher of the Year; NJMEA “Master Music Teacher” in 2018; “Governor’s Educator of the Year” at Hopatcong Middle School in 2016; and is listed in Who’s Who Among American Teachers. She is also a Google Certified Teacher (Level 1 & 2), Apple Certified Teacher, and Defined STEM Certified Teacher.
Mrs. Longo also devotes her time as an arts advocate across the Northeast. As a professional development specialist, curriculum consultant, and Arts Integration/STEAM specialist, she has extensive experience presenting various workshops. She has been featured as a guest lecturer at Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ, and Montclair State University in Montclair, NJ. She was the keynote speaker at The Music Den Professional Development Day in Randolph, NJ. She has also presented numerous workshops at NJMEA Winter and Summer Conferences, New Jersey School Board Association (NJSBA) Workshops, New Jersey’s Principal and Supervisor Association (NJPSA) / Foundation for Educational Administration in Monroe, NJ, Texas Music Educator’s Association/Ti:ME Conference, TMI Education, and Tech & Learning Live. She has provided professional development to various school districts across New Jersey. Shawna has also worked with The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, Crayola, The Rock and Roll Forever Foundation, Appel Farm Arts & Music Center, New Jersey Institute of Technology, and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts in designing statewide and national Arts Integration and STEAM professional development/curriculum initiatives. In addition, Mrs. Longo serves as an Education Closet Fellow, an Ambassador for MusicFirst, and the iSTEAM and Arts Integration Specialist for TMI Education.