Mark Skaba is a twelve-year veteran educator. He teaches instrumental music and music theory in the Nanuet Public Schools in Nanuet, NY. During his time in Nanuet the Music Department has been recognized as a NAfME (MENC) Model Music Program, New York State School Music Association Award of Excellence, and Top 100 Communities for Music Education. His bands consistently receive high marks for their performances at state festivals. He coordinates district music technology, assists with curriculum development, composes and arranges, and is a frequent presenter and clinician in the northeast. Mr. Skaba has received degrees from Ithaca College, magna cum laude, and Northwestern University and is currently finishing his doctoral dissertation in music education at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.