Guest blogger Jenny Neff is an instrumental music teacher at Bala Cynwyd Middle School in the Lower Merion School District in Pennsylvania, where she has taught for over 20 years. She is currently completing her doctorate (Ed.D.) in educational leadership at Immaculata University. Her dissertation topic is in the area of teacher evaluation. She received Bachelor of Music Education and Master of Music Education degrees from Michigan State University. She serves as the Eastern Division Representative for the Council for Band Education for the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), and is a mentor in the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association's Mentor Program. She is an active presenter and guest conductor.