Rhonda Draper is an award-winning educator, speaker, musician, singer, songwriter. She has won Canada's highest honour of excellence, the Governor General's Award, for harnessing the power of the music, art, drama and dance to explore Canada's multi-faceted history with children 5-12 years old. She has also been awarded the University of British Columbia's inaugural "Excellence in Teaching Award" for her work integrating the arts across other school subjects in the Central Okanagan School District. She keynotes for Education Conference, Women's Conferences, Wellness Conferences (or your conference!) - weaving her journey and the lessons learned with humour and music. She also does break out conference sessions that are interactive, energetic and humorous. She has performed at festivals around the Okanagan, combining story telling, djembe drums, singing and other arts. If you are looking for a unique and powerful arts-based presenter, contact Rhonda today.
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Rhonda Draper dreams big and inspires us all to do so also. She teaches through joy and passion so that her students learn remarkable skills but more importantly, fall in love with music and performance. Her show “How Canada Came to be” that we performed with her and 250 students was a triumph and brought grown men to tears. I was so personally inspired by Rhonda as an educator that I chose Glenmore school for my own children.
-Rosemary Thomson, Okanagan Symphony Orchestra
Rhonda’s presentation was wonderful! I feel inspired to incorporate the arts as a part of their everyday learning and I do not feel like an ‘intimidated musician’ any longer!
-KW, Fort Nelson BC
Thanks for the fantastic handouts and for having resources available for purchase at your keynote. Do you visit out of province school districts with your presentations? ” Answer: Yes. Rhonda is available for out of province workshops.
-DG, Edmonton AB