Paul K. Fox is State Retired Member Coordinator for the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA), Chair of the PMEA State Council for Teacher Training, Recruitment, and Retention, Artistic Director of the South Hills Junior Orchestra, Steering Committee/ School District Representative of the UPPER ST. CLAIR TODAY magazine, Staff Announcer for the Upper St. Clair High School Marching Band, Co-Director of Communications for the Community Foundation of Upper St. Clair, and Volunteer Escort for the St. Clair Hospital.
He retired in June 2013 from 35 years of public-school music teaching and administration. His final job assignment was Performing Arts Curriculum Leader and orchestra/string teacher (grades 5-12) employed by the Upper St. Clair School District (Allegheny County in Western Pennsylvania). As a music educator, he also taught choral music (grades 7-12), vocal/general music (grades K-8), elementary band (grade 4), plays/musicals (grades 4-12), and music theory (grades 10-12).
Since 2012, he has presented 40+ professional development workshops and has written more than 150 articles about care/health/wellness of educators, creativity in education, interview techniques, marketing professionalism, pre-service training, educator ethics, and retirement resources for a variety of websites and publications, most of which are archived at this website: https://paulfox.blog/.
Mr. Fox graduated with University Honors from Carnegie-Mellon University, earning degrees in Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music/Viola (1977) and Master of Fine Arts in Music Education (1979).
Mr. Fox is a sustaining member of the Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia honorary music fraternity. In addition to PMEA, he holds memberships in the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), American String Teachers Association (ASTA), and Phi Delta Kappan (PDK).
Residing with his wife (also a retired music teacher of 38+ years) in Upper St. Clair Township, a southern suburb of Pittsburgh, PA, Mr. Fox can be reached via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.