The Oregon Band Director Mentorship Program is dedicated to supporting the mission of band directors of all grade levels in our state. We are especially committed to the professional development of new teachers and their transition into the education profession. The Mentorship Committee Chair is Dr. Christi Lundahl, Director of Bands at Southern Oregon University in Ashland.
Mentorship Committee Members include the OBDA Regional Representatives:
Danielle Davey (Northern)
Kelly Moore (Central)
Frank Petrik (Willamette)
Kevin Soon (Northwestern)
Amber Yester (Southwestern)
If you are interested in being a mentor or having a mentor, then please complete the application below. New teachers may contact the Mentorship Committee Chair or their specific OBDA Regional Representative directly with any questions regarding the program (email addresses are linked on the LEADERSHIP page).
To assemble a body of experienced teachers across the state to serve as mentors.
To make contact with all new teachers within the state at the start of each academic year.
To connect all new teachers with an experienced mentor in their region who may serve as a continual resource of information and guidance.
To encourage and promote active involvement of our professional music associations within the state and to highlight the educational opportunities that these associations offer for our students and our teachers.