Profiles in Teaching with Technology
S4 E13: Heath Jones
Heath Jones currently teaches Music Technology at McConnell Middle School in the Gwinnett County Public Schools system in Lawrenceville, GA. He has been the Lead Teacher for Music Technology with Gwinnett County Public Schools and is currently the Music Technology Chair for the Georgia Music Educators Association. Heath spent 15 years as a high school band director before transitioning to middle school band for 4 years and then taking an unexpected turn into the world of music technology. He has spent the last 6 years teaching music technology exclusively.
Heath has been a part of working committees for Gwinnett County Public Schools and the Georgia Department of Education in developing curriculum, performance standards, and assessments at both the state and local level. He is in demand as a guest lecturer having presented sessions at the NAfME National Conference, the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic on two occasions, and numerous state level conferences on topics of music technology and curriculum. He is an Apple Educator and a certified Soundtrap and Noteflight Educator. He is the author of Music Technology 101 published by Hal Leonard and the founder of www.mutechteachernet.com a website that supports and encourages an international audience of music technology educators and enthusiasts. He is passionate in his work to support and encourage his own students while advocating for the continued growth of music technology programs in his state, region, and country.