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The School of Music and Dance welcomes Jennifer Potter

Potter's research is focused on pre-service teacher preparation, specifically in positive classroom management strategies

The School of Music and Dance welcomes Jennifer Potter

Jennifer Potter

August 2, 2019

The San Diego State University School of Music and Dance welcomes Jennifer Potter who joins the faculty this fall as an assistant professor of music education.

With specialties in elementary and secondary general music, Potter will be instructing undergraduate courses in elementary and secondary music education and music integration for elementary teachers.

Potter holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Music Education from the University of Kansas, an Education Specialist degree in Elementary Administration from the University of Central Missouri, a Master of Arts in Arts Administration from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, a Bachelor of Music Education from the University of Kansas, and a Bachelor of Music in Clarinet Performance from Wichita State University.

Her research is focused on pre-service teacher preparation, specifically in positive classroom management strategies. Potter has presented research at the Desert Skies Symposium for Research in Music Education, the Symposium for Music Teacher Education, the National Association for Music Education Music Research and Teacher Education National Conference, the American Orff-Schulwerk Association National Conference, and the Kansas Music Educators Association. She is an American Orff-Schulwerk nationally certified teacher and also has certificates in Kids, Choir, and Drumming and Drumming Up the Fun through World Music Drumming.

Previously, Potter taught elementary general music for seven years in Kansas City, Missouri. In addition to teaching, she focused on increasing community involvement in music programs, providing funding for instruments and equipment, and establishing an honor choir that performed throughout the year in the local community.

For more information visit the School of Music and Dance at music.sdsu.edu.

The content within this article has been edited by Lizbeth Persons.

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