My Work


Pasadena Conservatory of Music – Pasadena, CA· Young Musicians Faculty (current)Colburn School of the Performing Arts - Los Angeles, CA· Early Childhood Music Faculty (current)Downey Unified School District – Downey, CA· STEAM TOSA· Arts Integration Lead Teacher – provided Arts training and support to other team and classroom teachers· Developed integrated art lessons for the team to implement· Traveling STEAM Specialist, Project Lead the Way (Launch) Lead Teacher, TEAL Coach· Worked with TK-5th grade students (including ELL and SDC)· Elementary Classroom Teacher· Planned, managed, and differentiated daily instruction for multiple levels of language acquisition and special needs students in a general education classroom.· Collaborated to create and develop the Fine Arts Instructional Expectations for Downey Unified S.D.· English Language Arts Curriculum Map Review Team· Grade Level Team Leader – focused on extensive implementation and development of materials for Common Core and Balanced Literacy curriculum.Downey Foundation for Educational Opportunities (Non-Profit)· Director of General Music· Designed, developed, coordinated, and implemented music lessons along with performances for enrolled students in grades TK-5Orange County Orff-Schulwerk Association – Orange, CA· Recorder Specialist· Trained teachers enrolled in Orff Levels coursesThe Arts + STEM Collaborative Leadership Team· A member of the Arts + STEM Collaborative, a regional consortium of education stakeholders in Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego Counties to establish intersections between science, technology, engineering, arts and math in public school education.Institute for Arts Integration and STEAM (formerly: EducationCloset.com)· Content Specialist· Contributed original content and instruction through e-learning workshops/conferences


· Arts Integration/STEAM Specialist

· Excellent Communicator & Interpersonal Skills

· Curriculum Development & Training

· Confident in Microsoft and Apple Applications

· Expertise in music performance and instruction

· Certificated Orff Schulwerk Music Specialist

· Strong Team Player & Leader

· Language Development Specialist

· Highly Dependable

· Experience teaching all levels of learners

· Experience Teaching & Collaborating On-Line (Google Drive/Classroom & Zoom)


Standards Alignment Intro_Mary Alonso.mp4

Standards Alignment

AIS Winter Conference 2020

Live and On-Line Training:

  • Institute of Arts Integration and STEAM Winter Conference, 2/2020

  • California STEAM Symposium, Long Beach, CA, 10/28-29/18

    • Sessions: The Shape of Music, Making Sense of Arts Integration & STEAM, Variations of Traits Through Sculpture, The Energy of Dance, & Math Meets Music Through Design

  • California Science Education Conference (CSTA), California State Conference, 11/2/18

    • Sessions: The Energy of Dance & The Engineering and Design of Music

  • Arts Integration Professional Development, Downey Unified S.D., 5/3 & 5/10/2018

    • Sessions: Introduction to Arts Integration in the General Ed Classroom

  • EducationCloset’s Winter Conference, 2/3/2018

    • Session: Music and Language – Building Connections for English Learners

  • Project Lead the Way California State Conference, 1/2018

    • Sessions: Launching into the Arts K-2 and 3-5

  • California STEAM Symposium, 12/2017

    • Session: The Halls Are Alive with the Sounds of Science

  • Project Lead the Way Summit (National Conference), 10/2017

    • Sessions: Launching into the Arts for K-1, 2-3, & 4-5

  • EducationCloset’s Summer Conference, 7/2017

    • Session: Music in a Minute

  • Orange County and Los Angeles County Orff Association Chapter Share presenter, 3/4/17 & 4/22/17

    • Session: Integrating Music & Science

  • EducationCloset’s Winter Conference, 2/2017

    • Sessions: Music Mathematics & Using Literature to Create Music

  • Project Lead the Way State Conference, 1/2017

    • Session: Launching into the Arts K-1

  • California STEM Symposium, 10/2016

    • Sessions: Integrating the Arts & Musical Mathematics