Orange County Music and Arts Administrators

 
The Orange County Music and Arts Administrators (OCMAA) is dedicated to quality, equity and access to arts programs for all students which stem from comprehensive district arts plans, dynamic community collaborations, and inspired, informed leadership.
 
OCMAA is a network of district leaders, community arts educators, business, and parents. Monthly OCMAA meetings are a forum for learning, solving common problems, communicating information, and promoting arts education for all students.
 
OCMAA meets the 4th Wednesday of each month August through May. Please see the 2016-2017 Meeting Schedule for times and locations.
 
Please see the Advocacy Flyer  for a resource to support your programs​. 
Also available in Spanish Advocacy Flyer (Spanish) .

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Orange County Music and Arts Educators Awards
 
 
Each year, the Orange County Music and Arts Administrators present prestigious awards to honor the accomplishments of teachers who make a difference in the lives of students through arts education. The 2016 Orange County Music and Arts Educators Awards nominations are now closed.  These esteemed awards recognize the accomplishments of educators who make a difference in the lives of students through arts education.  The award categories are listed below.
 
·Dance, Music, Theatre, and Visual Arts These awards recognize both elementary and secondary teachers by discipline.  Outstanding classroom and specialist teachers who provide rich arts instruction for their students may be nominated in this category.
·        Julianna McGrath Award This award recognizes a passionate elementary teacher who provides arts learning for their students and is looked to by the staff as an arts resource and leader.
·Special Education This category recognizes a special education teacher who provides rich arts instruction for their students.
Site or District Administrator This category recognizes and celebrates a supportive principal or district administrator who is a strong arts education advocate for their students.
 
For these categories, please consider nominating educators whose students demonstrate excellence in arts education.  Deadline for nomination has passed.  Please see below for this year's awardees and check back later this year for the dates and deadlines for 2017.
 
The nomination form is digital and will be submitted through Google Forms
 
To assist you in the preparation of your nomination form, the evaluative question and sentences are listed here.  Please make each response clear and concise, with 250 characters maximum per response.  It is highly recommended that you prepare your responses in advance of beginning the nomination form.  Once the form is submitted, you will be allowed to re-enter your form to change or edit your responses until (TBD), 2016.
1. What creative, innovative, and effective arts instructional strategies do you implement? (250 Characters Maximum) To Be Answered by Nominated Teacher--Required by Nominated Teacher Only
2. Describe the outstanding, unique, or visionary arts curriculum you deliver to your students. (250 Characters Maximum) To Be Answered by Nominated Teacher--Required by Nominated Teacher Only
3. Describe the impact you have had on student achievement in the arts. (250 Characters Maximum) To Be Answered by Nominated Teacher--Required by Nominated Teacher Only
4. Please list and/or describe any involvement you may have in the arts outside of the educational setting. (250 Characters Maximum) To Be Answered by Nominated Teacher--Required by Nominated Teacher Only
5. Describe your accomplishments in advancing the cause for and implementation of outstanding arts education for your students at your school or school district. (250 Characters Maximum) To Be Answered by Nominated Administrator--Required by Nominated Administrator Only
 
Please fill out and submit the Online Nominations Form by (TBD), 2017.
 
Awardees will be announced electronically by April 1, 2017.
 
Award winners will be honored at the:
Orange County Music and Arts Awards
Wednesday, May 10, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.
Samueli Theatre, Segerstrom Center for the Arts
 
If you have questions, feel free to contact one of the following individuals:
Steve Venz, Orange County Department of Education                         (714) 966-4128
Brad Van Patten, Irvine Unified School District                                     (949) 936-5081
Phil Mortensen, Placentia/Yorba Linda Unified School District             (714) 309-0546
Scott Fitzpatrick, Newport-Mesa Unified School District                       (714) 227-6215
Phyllis Berenbeim, VSA of Orange County                                           (714) 966-4303

 

2016 Music and Arts Educators Awards Recipients

J​ulianna McGrath
Elementary Dance
Elementary Instrumental Music
Elementary Vocal Music
Elementary Theatre
Elementary Visual Arts
Secondary Dance
Secondary Instrumental Music
Secondary Vocal Music
Secondary Theatre
Secondary Visual Arts
Special Education
Administrator
Irene Schoepfle Award
Carmela McNeely
Patricia Valadez
Keith Kroesen
Tamara Fairbanks 
Peggy Mendez
Megan Brown
Karen Sanford
Scott Domingues
Lynette Van Voris
Cheryl Des Palmes
Steve Foster
Terri Epps
Gregory Haulk
Brendan McBrien 

 

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See more photos from the event at https://drive.google.com/a/ocde.us/folderview?id=0B8WGO333i-VHOUNkOGJjS3dzZFk&usp=sharing