Lydia M. Gonzalez is the music resource teacher and summer chorus camp manager for Anne Arundel County Public Schools. Lydia received her undergraduate music education degree from Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee and her Master Degree in Music Education from Towson University. She became a National Board Certified Teacher in 2007 and renewed her certification in 2017. She is currently the leader for the current National Board Renewal candidates for 2017-2018. In addition, she will be receiving her administrative certification through McDaniel College in 2018. She has continued sharing her expertise of Arts Integration, assessments, Thinking Maps, SMART technology, maker spaces, student learning objectives, curriculum writing, PARCC Task Generation Models, and differentiation through various presentations for Anne Arundel County, Prince George’s County, Cleveland Tennessee Public School System, Gwinnett County Public School System, and Maryland Music Educators Association. She was a recipient of the Japan Fulbright Scholarship among other high accolades for exemplary music instruction.