Steve Cooney serves as a Music Teacher Mentor/Field Supervisor. He received his B.M. in Music Education, with a concentration in saxophone performance, from The College of New Jersey. During his career, Steve has served as head band director at two high schools in New Jersey, where he directed marching bands, concert bands, wind ensembles, pit orchestras, and jazz ensembles. In addition, he taught acting, music theory, and general music during this time. He has also taught elementary school and middle school band and has been an active musician in community ensembles in New Jersey. Of his accomplishments, Steve is most proud that many of his students have gone into major college music programs and have become music educators as well.