Dr. Artie Almeida recently retired after 37 years of teaching in the public schools. She was the music specialist at Bear Lake Elementary School in the Orlando, Florida, area, where she taught 1,200 K–5 students. Her dynamic performing groups have performed for NAfME, AOSA, and on the NBC Today show.
Artie was chosen as Florida Music Educator of the Year and was also selected as an International Educator 2006 by the Cambridge England Biographical Society. She was a Teacher of the Year at the school level six times, Seminole County Teacher of the Year, Runner-Up for Florida Teacher of the Year, and a University of Central Florida Alumni of the Decade. Artie is included in the publications Who’s Who in American Education and Great Minds of the 21st Century.