Heidi Welch, Ph.D

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Director of Music Education, Castleton University

Hillsborough, New Hampshire

Heidi Welch, Ph.D. is the director of music education at Castleton University. In addition to her work at the university, Dr. Welch currently serves as immediate past-president of New Hampshire Music Educators Association, National Association for Music Education collegiate coordinator for Virginia Music Educators Association, and she is a member of the National Network of State Teachers of the Year (NNSTOY).

She is the 2013 New Hampshire Teacher of the Year and a 2013 finalist for National Teacher of the Year. Dr. Welch is active as an adjudicator, clinician and guest conductor throughout New Hampshire, and was the sole music director at Hillsboro-Deering High School in Hillsborough, New Hampshire for 20 years.

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Posted Mar. 19, 2020

Our Teachers Are Not Okay. We Know This, And If We Don’t, We Should

The last week was stressful for all of us educators, and the coming weeks will provide us with even more…

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Posted Aug. 6, 2020

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