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After thirty-three years of teaching music, Mrs. Carol Broos recently retired from teaching. She has taught various grades from Kindergarten through eighth grade,  Website won “Best in the Web” as the best student-centered site for 2007 by Digital Education. “Leader of the Year – 2007 - Finalist” and a “Star Educator” from Discovery Education, 2008 Golden Apple Fellow, "Who's Who in American Women." IMEA's Mary Hoffman Award (Music Teacher of the Year) Her blog is used across the country for important music and technology news. She started musictechieteachers.ning for music technology teachers to network and share. She developed a website: a teacher-friendly website where teachers have posted their work they have completed at her presentations.. She traveled to Japan on a Japan Fulbright Memorial Fund teacher scholarship in October 2006. She has published an article for Technology Institute of Music Educators (Spring 2007, Vol. 9, No, 2) titled “GarageBand, not GarbageBand.” She has presented at the Illinois Music Educators Convention (IMEA), the National Technology Institute of Music Educators (TI:ME), Ohio Music Educators Conference (OMEA), Michigan Music Educators Conference (MMEA), and Illinois Technology Conference for Educators (IL-TCE), and Illinois Educational Technology Conference (IETA) National Music Conference (MENC), the National Educational Computing Conference (NECC) and Midwest Band Clinic.

Work experience

Aug 1987Sep 2011

Music Teacher

Sunset Ridge School District #29

School related:Musical Director and Producer of All-School Musical, Holiday Concert, The Big Picture Project, Vermont MIDI Project, Spring Sing, Seventh/Eighth Grade Advisor, Class Video Project, Sunset Ridge Singers, Mixed Media, Solo and Ensemble Concert, Student Council Advisor, Eighth Grade Washington Trip Chaperone, Talent Show, Seventh Grade Outdoor Education Teacher Committees:Professional Growth Committee, Parent Communication Committee, Discipline Committee, Sunshine Committee, Assessment Committee, School Improvement Plan Committee, Cooperating Teacher, Sunset Ridge Education Association, Strategic Planning Committee, President and Chief Negotiator, Technology Integration Committee

Aug 1978Aug 1987

Music Teacher

Aptakisic-Tripp Community Consolidated District #102

School related:Choir, Musicals, Holiday Concert, Solo and Ensemble Concerts, Eighth Grade Slide Show, International Fair Advisor, Fifth Grade Advisor

Committees:Statue of Liberty, Disciple Committee, New Building Committee, Aptakisic-Tripp Education Association Chief Negotiator, Music Articulation Committee, Social Fund (Treasurer)

Mar 1979Dec 1980

Assistant Youth Director

First Presbyterian Church




Northeastern Illinois

Thesis: Can the Videocassette Recorder be an Effective Tool in Teaching Third Graders the Recorder.