Title: Orchestra Director, Fine Arts Teacher
Company: Langston Hughes High School
Location: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Sharen Hart Bolder, Fine Arts teacher at Fulton County Schools, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the field of music education.
Raised in a large, musically gifted family, Ms. Bolder has received music lessons throughout her childhood and decided at an early age that she could pursue music professionally. Her mentors included her parents, her Junior High School chorus teacher Joe Spiratza, and Vivian Godfrey, her piano teacher. Ms. Bolder earned a Bachelor of Science in music education from Hampton University in 1982 and later earned a Master of Music in music education from Boston University in 2011. She has held myriad roles throughout the course of her career including, but not limited to, music teacher at Douglas Byrd Middle School, Holbrook Elementary School, East Elementary School, Irwin Middle School, and a band, chorus, and orchestra director at Western Harnett Middle School, Overhills Middle School and John Griffin Middle School. She holds certification to teach grades Pre-Kindergarten through 12 and worked as a music teacher and director of the band at Union Preparatory Academy. Ms. Bolder is in the hiring process with Fulton County Schools in Atlanta at Langston Hughes High School. She will assume the role of TCH-ARTS-ORCHESTRA in August 2019.
In addition to her main pursuits, Ms. Bolder has been a conductor and accompanist for All-County Chorus at various schools and a team leader for cultural arts at multiple schools. She holds membership with NAfME, the South Central Band Directors Association, the Music Educators of North Carolina, and the Autism Society of North Carolina. Ms. Bolder was a professional development session presenter at the NAfME 2017 National Conference Dallas, Texas and has been lauded with Honor Conductor plaques from Harnett County Schools. In addition, Mrs. Bolder presented a proposal to the National Association of Music Education to do a session at National Music Educators Convention and it was accepted, enabling her to present a seminar to her peers and future band directors. Ms. Bolder is grateful for all those who have mentored her and for her students and plans on continuing her work as a music educator.
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