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Shana Gaines teaches elementary music in the Richardson, Texas, Independent School District. She is a policy fellow with Teach Plus DFW. Her education includes a bachelor’s degree in music from Union University, a master’s degree in church music education and a master’s degree in school administration from Lamar University. She directs the wind ensemble at her Dallas church, Wilshire Baptist.
As I write this, my colleagues and I have spent the last few days in complete bewilderment at the prospect of starting face-to-face instruction even as COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are on the rise. None of us relish the prospect…