Paul K. Fox is currently the State Retired Member Coordinator for the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA), Chair of the PMEA State Council for Teacher Training, Recruitment and Retention, Founding Co-Director of the South Hills Junior Orchestra, Steering Committee/School District Representative of the UPPER ST. CLAIR TODAY magazine, staff announcer for “The Pride of Upper St. Clair” USCHS Marching Band, Communications Co-Director for the Community Foundation of Upper St. Clair, and volunteer escort for the St. Clair Memorial Hospital.
In addition, he presents professional development sessions/webinars and writes articles and blog-posts about creativity in education, ethics, interview techniques, pre-service training, and marketing professionalism (for collegiate MEAs/new teachers), retirement resources, and teacher self-care for a variety of organizations: Edutopia.org, Erie Philharmonic and the IU5 Regional In-Service Program (2019), MajoringinMusic.com, Lesley Moffat and the mPowered Music Education Academy, The Music Educator Blog (SmartMusic), NAfME Eastern Division Conferences (2017, 2019), NAfME eNEWS and Music in a Minuet, NAfME Academy Professional Development Video Library, PAEA, PASA and PSBA conferences (2018), PMEA News journal and Collegiate Communique, For the Good of the Order, and Retired Member Network eNEWS e-publications, PMEA Spring and Summer Conferences (2012-2020), PMEA Webinars (2018, 2019), SB&O Magazine, SEADAE Conference (2018), WMEA (2019), and https://paulfox.blog/.
Retired in June 2013 from 33 years at the Upper St. Clair School District and 2 years at the Edgewood School District (now Woodland Hills School District), Paul K. Fox primarily taught Orchestra/Strings (Grades 5-12) at Boyce Middle School, Fort Couch Middle School and the Upper St. Clair High School (USCHS), along with positions in EL/MS/HS choral and general music, elementary band, and HS music theory. He also served as Upper St. Clair School District Performing Arts Curriculum Leader (7 years), Executive Producer of USCHS Fall Plays (29 productions) and Spring Musicals (30 shows), Editor/Writer/Photographer for Upper St. Clair School District publications/communications (26 years), Assistant Sponsor and Business Manager of the USCHS St. Clairion Yearbook (4 years), and Secretary-Treasurer of the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association District One (21 years).
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.