Mentor Program

PMEA Mentoring Program

The PMEA Mentoring Program is celebrating its tenth anniversary. In 2005 twelve PMEA members met during the Summer Professional Development Conference to be trained as mentors. Since its inception, the program has assisted members, developed a webinar series, planned other professional development opportunities based on the needs of beginning teachers, and trained 50 additional members to serve as mentors.

PMEA has trained mentors available in every specialty area, instructional level, and demographic area. PMEA mentors are actively teaching in the area and level that they represent. These exemplary professionals are ready to answer any questions music teachers may have about lesson planning and successful classroom management strategies, and to help brainstorm ideas and discuss problems both beginning and experienced music educators may be facing in their teaching situation.

If you would like more information about the program or would like to be networked with a mentor, please contact Sharon Potter, PMEA Mentor Program Coordinator at

If you are interested in serving PMEA as a mentor please contact Sharon Potter at the above email address. Mentor training will be held early in 2016. We are especially in need of elementary and middle school general music teachers to serve as mentors.

Attention Beginning Teachers and Those of You in New Assignments

PMEA is here to help you make the most out of this year! Sign up now to be part of the PMEA mentor program. You will be paired with an experienced music educator in a similar setting who has been trained to help you have a successful year. Contact Sharon Potter at for more information or to be networked with a mentor.

Ask the Mentors

Each month the PMEA Mentoring Program will be soliciting questions from the membership which will be discussed during the PMEA Webinars and answered on the PMEA Mentoring Program page of the website during the last week of the month. Please submit any questions, large or small, on the topic of General Music to Sharon Potter at