The Officers and Board of Directors of TI:ME would like to extend a very sincere and special thank you to Amy Burns for her tireless efforts toward transitioning TI:ME during her term as our president.
Her extremely hard work, long hours and tireless efforts helped the organization through some of the most challenging times its faced, and TI:ME greatly appreciates everything she has done on behalf of TI:ME, its members and its mission. Amy never let up helping TI:ME move forward, even while waiting to deliver her new baby girl (or even after!), teaching full time, and remaining an active wife and mother to two young children! Her energy was simply remarkable!
Amy M. Burns holds a Bachelor of Music in both Education and Performance from Ithaca College and a Master of Science in Music Education from Central Connecticut State University. She also holds TI:ME levels 1 and 2 certification as well as Orff level 1 certification and Kodály level 1 certification.
For the past fourteen years, Ms. Burns has taught general music to grades Pre-Kindergarten through three, directed the instrumental band, the flute and clarinet ensembles, the elementary choruses, and coordinated the after-school conservatory for Far Hills Country Day School, in Far Hills, New Jersey. She has presented workshops on integrating music technology into the elementary music classroom for numerous district, state, and national conferences. She has contributed lesson plans to SoundTree’s Educator Corner and has written articles for the TI:ME website, the TI:ME newsletter, SoundTree Resource News, MENC General Music Today, NJMEA Tempo, and Music Education Technology (MET) magazine. She is the lead author and editor of a book of technology-enhanced lesson plans titled,Technology Integration in the Elementary Music Classroom, published by Hal Leonard and a contributing author to SoundTree’s Elementary Keyboard Curriculum Series. In 2005, Ms. Burns was awarded the first-ever Mike Kovins TI:ME Teacher of the Year Award in recognition of her outstanding achievements in integrating music technology into the elementary classroom.