In September, we welcomed our new batch of six interns to the Fulton County Music Therapy Department. We have been training interns for 19 years.
In October, we had the opportunity as a department to attend a Music Leadership Collaborative professional development by learning drumming techniques from one of our own therapists, Joe Bailey.
In January, our faithful department leader Amber Weldon-Stephens, officially began her role as president of our national music therapy association, AMTA.
Also in January, we learned how to improve our guitar skills with music therapist Harry Lester.
In February, we celebrated music therapist Rachel Coon-Arnott for winning teacher of the year at Lake Windward Elementary School. Rachel was also given a service award at the Southeastern Music Therapy conference in March.
In February and March we auditioned and selected interns for the 2018-2019 school year.
In April, we attended another Music Leadership Collaborative professional development. Dr. Gayle Lindsey, an occupational therapist, came to present to us about better understanding the sensory needs of our students.