Dr. Kevin P. Bartram has spent 31 years in the classroom, both in K-12 public schools and at the university level. He has earned two Superintendent's awards for teaching excellence, an Exemplary program award for Maryland High School teaching, and a Grammy for top U.S. school programs.
In Fall 2021, after teaching the past 20 years in higher education, Bartram returned to his roots as a middle and high school teacher in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Over his illustrious career, Bartram has given countless teaching clinics throughout the United States, Europe, and South America, and is an active guest speaker on teaching techniques and educational excellence. He has published research papers on history and educational best practices, and has collaborated with the Library of Congress on national research initiatives in education.
An orchestra director by trade, Bartram has an undergraduate degree in Education from Northwestern University, a master's from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and an education doctorate from Shenandoah University. He is Past-President of the College Orchestra Directors Association and Past-Chair of the Fredericksburg (VA) Arts Commission.
In 2021, Bartram founded the Fredericksburg Symphony Orchestra- a professional 65-piece symphony orchestra. He and his wife Connie, an elementary school teacher, have two boys–Nicholas and Willie, both Eagle Scouts, for whom Kevin has served as Scoutmaster and baseball coach.
Dr. Bartram is available for workshops, teacher coaching, guest speaking, and more.
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