Shemeka Nash is the Fine Arts Department Chair at Morgan Park High School. She is also the director of bands, conducting the Concert Band, Jazz Ensemble, Modern Band and Beginning Band. Shemeka also serves as the Orchestra Conductor for Sistema Ravinia. She holds a Bachelor of Music Education Degree from DePaul University and a Master of Music Education degree from Northwestern University. She also holds National Board Teacher Certification for the area of Early Adolescence Through Young Adulthood (EAYA) Music. Shemeka has been honored as a Fund for Teachers Fellow and a Jones New York in the Classroom Model Teacher. In 2006, Shemeka was nominated for a Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching. She is also a recipient of the Oppenheimer Foundation's Teacher Incentive Grant, Adopt-a-Classroom and Donors Choose award winner. Shemeka continues to be an active saxophonist with the Soundmine Merchants Big Band, KCR Ensemble, and the Noteworthy Jazz Ensemble.