• Welcome to the Pioneer Middle School

    Choir and General Music Page.

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    My name is Mrs. Katie Elshire and my personal pronouns are She/They.

    The best way to reach me is via email or ParentSquare. kelshire@steilacoom.k12.wa.us


    Here is my teaching schedule 

    1st Period - World Music                                    

    2nd Period - Tenor/Bass Choir                            

    3rd Period - Soprano/ Alto Beginning Choir        

    4th Period - Advanced Soprano/Alto Choir         

    5th Period - Plan Period                                      

    6th Period - 6th Grade General Music  2nd Quarter Rotation              



     1st Semster Choir Calender Sep 2022 - Jan 2023




    * The calender will be updated as the semester progresses.







    Information about me:

    I am starting my 29th year in education and my 8th year of teaching Choir and General Music/Appreciation at Pioneer Middle School. I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Secondary Choral Education from Pacific Lutheran University and a Masters in Instructional Technology from City University. 

    I hold professional memberships in the American Choral Directors Association and the National Association for Music Education. 

    For the past 17 years, I have served on the Board of the Mountain Region Music Education Association. For past 13 years I have served as Treasurer. For the past 12 years I have sang Alto 2 in the Symphony Tacoma Voices.

    In 2018, I was humbled and honored to receive the “Middle Level Educator of the Year” award by the Washington Music Educators Association.

    In my free time, I enjoy: floating on a lake in warmer weather, reading, playing cards/board games, playing Pokemon Go with my husband, spending time with my daughter and playing with our corgi puppies Coda (tri colored) and Augie.