Rebecca Sensor

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Rebecca Sensor has been a music teacher at DuBois Area Middle School since the fall of 2001. Her current duties include teaching 5th grade Rhythm and Movement classes and directing the more than 300 members of the 6-8th grade DAMS choirs. After regular school hours, she runs an after-school theater program where she directs the middle school musical and plays. She also co-directs ukulele and modern band ensembles. In the past, she served the DuBois Area School District as 6th grade band director, middle school color guard instructor, and spent 9 years as the assistant high school marching band director. She currently serves as co-department chair of the DASD Music Department and as the chair of the middle school Practical and Performing Arts Department. The DuBois Area School District has been recognized 5 times as a NAMM Foundation’s Best Communities for Music Education district.

Rebecca holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education degree from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Education with a specialization in Mid-level Education and Curriculum from Walden University. She has been both a vocalist and flutist for many events statewide. In 2009 and 2023, her 7th and 8th grade select choir had the honor of performing in the rotunda of the State Capitol for both Arts in Education Day and for Music In Our Schools month. Rebecca has guest conducted several choral festivals, including Indiana County Jr. High Chorus, Clarion County Sr. High Chorus, the Wayne County, NY 6th grade honors choir, IU9 Song Fest, and PMEA District 3 Jr. District Chorus. She is a certified Apple Teacher and a certified Google Educator and runs all social media accounts for PMEA District 3.

Rebecca is active in PMEA at the district, region, and state levels. She has been the District 3 Chorus Fest coordinator since the spring of 2011, she was the chairperson of PMEA’s Student Performance Events Council from July 2013 to June 2016, and she served as President of PMEA District 3 from July 2016 to June 2018. She has also served on the state’s Festival Task Force and Strategic Planning, Crescendo Conference, and By-law committees. Rebecca has presented several professional development sessions at PMEA district-level events, the annual state conference, and the Pennsylvania Association of Middle-Level Educators (PAMLE) Conference. She is a member of the PMEA Mentor Program and is a trained presenter for PMEA’s Model Curriculum Framework. She is also a PMEA Modern Band trainer and presented at the 2023 Modern Band Summit in Fort Collins, Co. Rebecca has hosted several PMEA festivals and events, including co-hosting the 2019 All-State Chorus.

A native of Somerset County, PA, Rebecca first fell in love with music education because of the strong influences and musical experiences she gained performing in band, orchestra, and chorus in the Somerset Area School District and PMEA District 6. Rebecca Sensor lives in Treasure Lake with her husband, Joe Sensor and their kids Max, Maddie, and Molly. She is an active supporter of the Paul G. Reitz Theater, where she directs musicals and workshops and continues her love of performing.