Marsha Chusmir Shapiro earned her Bachelors and Masters Degrees in music education from
Florida State University and became certified in social studies education. Mrs. Shapiro was the
winner of the 1985 National School Orchestra Association Composition Competition and was
named 1994 Florida “Global Educator” by SIRS and the Florida Council for the Social Studies.
She is the author of numerous published orchestral and elementary school musical compositions.
Marsha Chusmir Shapiro has been teaching in Volusia County, Florida since 1972.