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Melisa Rutkelis

Department of Arts Education, Chicago Public Schools
Arts Education Specialist
Melisa Rutkelis is the new to the Department of Arts Education Team. She recently completed her 8th year teaching music. She spent 5 of those years teaching: general music, modern band, mariachi, concert band, and choir at Twain Elementary in CPS. During that time she secured over $55,000 in grants, was teacher of the year, and lead the All-City Elementary and High School Bands. Melisa has presented at VanderCook College of Music, NAfME, Modern Rock Band Fest, and for the New York Public Schools. Her most advanced degree is a Masters in Music Education, from VanderCook College of Music. She is an oboist, and loves attending concerts across the city.