About Me

Shawna E. Longo is the General Music (Music Technology) teacher and Arts Integration Specialist at Durban Avenue School, Hopatcong, NJ. She is also a published author with her book, "Integrating STEM with Music," (Oxford University Press). Additionally, she serves as a Practice Advisory Board Member for The Center for Arts Education & Social Emotional Learning; K-12 Educational Technology & Innovation Through Music Chair for the NJMEA Board of Directors; the Arts Integration & STEAM Specialist for TMI Education; Lead Consultant for Essential Elements Music Class (Hal Leonard); an Ambassador/Consultant for The Rock and Roll Forever Foundation, Music First and Jamstik; Coach for The Institute for Arts Integration & STEAM (2018-2022). She is an internationally recognized clinician and consultant for music education, music technology, social emotional learning, arts integration, and STEAM. She is also a recipient of the 2021-2022 Sussex County Teacher of the Year, 2021 New Jersey Arts Educator of the Year, 2021 Governor’s Educator of the Year for Durban Avenue School, 2019 Mike Kovins Ti:ME Music Technology Teacher of the Year, 2019 New Jersey Governor’s Award in Arts Education, 2019 Teach Rock Star Teacher Award from The Rock and Roll Forever Foundation, 2018 NJMEA Master Music Teacher Award, and 2016 Governor’s Educator of the Year for Hopatcong Middle School. Mrs. Longo also serves on the Morris Plains Board of Education.

Integrating STEM with Music

Units, Lessons, and Adaptations for K-12

Published August 10, 2021 with Oxford University Press

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  • BM in Music Education, The Catholic University of America (awarded May 2001)

  • MPA in Arts Administration, Seton Hall University (awarded August 2006)

  • NJ Supervisor Certification Program, Rutgers University School of Education (completed May 2008)

  • University of California San Diego Extension, Professional Development Institute

    • Educational Technology, 18 Graduate Credits (completed August 2011)

  • The Institute for Arts Integration & STEAM, Arts Integration Specialist Certification Program (completed June 2018)

  • The Institute for Arts Integration & STEAM, Arts Integration Leadership Certification Program (completion June 2019)


  • 2021-2022 Sussex County Teacher of the Year (NJEA news release)

  • 2021 New Jersey Arts Educator of the Year from New Jersey State Teen Arts Festival

  • 2021 Governor's Educator of the Year, Durban Avenue School.

  • TeachRock Star Teacher Award from The Rock and Roll Forever Foundation, November 23, 2019.

  • New Jersey Governor's Award for Arts Education in Leadership, awarded May 14, 2019.

  • Mike Kovins Ti:ME Teacher of the Year Award (Music Technology), awarded February 13, 2019.

  • Grammy Music Educator Award, nominated October 2018.

  • NJMEA Master Music Teacher, awarded February 2018.

  • Governor’s Educator of the Year, Hopatcong Middle School, January 11, 2016.

  • ‘Who’s Who Among Executives, Professionals and Entrepreneurs’ – 2010.

  • ‘Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers’ – 2006.

Leadership Activities:

  • Writing Committee, New Jersey's Arts Integration Think and Do Workbook, published July 2018 & July 2020 (Revision).

  • The Smithsonian Institute, Asian Pacific American Center (APAC), Arts Integration Specialist for project, Summer-Fall 2020.

  • Music for All, SEL Support Team National Member, Sept. 2020-present.

  • Board of Directors, NJMEA, K-12 Educational Technology & Innovation Through Music Chair, July 2021-present

  • Practice Advisory Board Member, Center for Arts Education & Social Emotional Learning (ArtsEdSEL), March 2021-present.

  • Lead Consultant for Essential Elements Music Class, Hal Leonard, January 2021-present.

  • Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation & Institute, RISE Collaborative, "The Educator Perspective Panelist" for STEAM on the RISE In Mississippi

  • Music Education/Arts Integration Consultant for The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC

  • Reviewer for Fargo Public School District, ND, Elementary General Music & SEL Project, February 2021

  • Peer Reviewer of Book Proposals & Developmental Reviewer of Book Drafts, Oxford University Press, April 2020-present.

  • Ti:ME & TMEA Task Force for Music Education, May-September 2020.

  • NJ State Music Education "New Reality" Task Force (K-12 General Music), May 2020-present.

  • Victoria Foundation, Arts Education Grant Panel, May 2020.

  • Reviewer for NJ Arts Education & Social Emotional Learning Framework, Winter 2019.

  • Published, Featured Author in the MusicFirst Shared Content Library.

  • Authored courses for MusicFirst online platform.

      • Social-Emotional Learning Course for General Music, Choir, & Instrumental Music (Summer 2020)

      • American Popular Music Course (Summer 2018)

  • Co-authored online guitar curriculum (connecting guitar, composition, performance, and recording) for JamStik, Summer 2019.

  • 2019 & 2020 iSTEAM Conference Executive Director, TMI Education (Ramapo College, NJ).

  • Board of Education, Morris Plains School District, NJ, January 2016-present; Vice President (Jan. 2017-Dec. 2021)


  • Google Certified Educator - Level 1 & Level 2.

  • MusicFirst Junior Certified Educator, 2019.

  • Apple Certified Teacher, 2016.

  • Defined STEM Certified Teacher, 2017.

  • Soundtrap Certified Educator, 2018.


  • Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ

  • Montclair State University in Montclair, NJ

  • Columbia University Teacher's College, NYC

  • University of Northern Iowa, Graduate Music Education Course

  • East Carolina University, Graduate Music Education (Technology) Course

  • The Jersey City University, NJ


  • International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)

  • The Smithsonian Institute, Asian Pacific American Center (APAC)

  • National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM)

  • New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE)

  • New Jersey Education Association (NJEA)

  • Arts Ed NJ

  • Association for Popular Music Education (APME)

  • New Jersey Music Educator's Association (NJMEA) Winter and Summer Conferences & Webinars

  • Texas Music Educator's Association (TMEA) / Ti:ME Conference

  • Georgia Music Educator's Association (GMEA) Conference

  • New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) Conference

  • Indiana Music Educator's Association (IMEA) Conference

  • North Carolina Music Educator's Association (NCMEA) Conference

  • Florida Elementary Music Educator's Association (FEMEA)

  • Virginia Music Educator's Association (VMEA)

  • Ohio Music Educator's Association (OMEA)

  • Kentucky Music Educator's Association (KMEA)

  • Art Educator's of New Jersey (AENJ) Conference

  • New Jersey School Board's Association (NJSBA) Conference

  • New Jersey Principal's and Supervisor's Association (NJPSA) / Foundation for Educational Administration in Monroe, NJ

  • New Jersey Alliance for Character Education and Social Emotional Development (NJASECD) at Rider University, NJ

  • Wisconsin Arts Integration Symposium

  • Remixing General Music Conference (Virtual)

  • Humanity in Music Education Conference - Vandercook College, Chicago, IL

  • National Association for Music Education (NAfME), All-Eastern Conference

  • The Music Den Professional Development Day in Randolph, NJ (Keynote Speaker)

  • TMI Education, Ramapo College, New Jersey - www.tmieducation.com

    • iSTEAM Conference 2019 - Organizer & Opening Keynote Speaker (sold out conference)

    • iSTEAM Conference 2020 - Executive Director & Opening Keynote Speaker

  • The Institute for Arts Integration & STEAM - www.artsintegration.com

  • Midnight Music (Australia) with Katie Wardrobe - www.midnightmusic.com.au

  • International Music Education Summit - https://musiceducationsummit.org/

  • Hal Leonard - Essential Elements Music Classroom (webinars)

  • The Rock and Roll Forever Foundation - www.teachrock.org (workshops)

  • Usher's New Look - Leadership Academy STEAM workshop & Career Week - www.ushersnewlook.org

  • Younison - Worldwide Day of Gratitude (April 30, 2020 - provide lesson ideas and structure to plans, standards connections, SEL competency connections, instructional video) - www.younison.org

  • Various school districts across New Jersey, as well as nationally and internationally