Welcome to the Pioneer Middle School
Choir and General Music Page.
My name is Mrs. Katie Elshire and my personal pronouns are She/They.
The best way to reach me is via email or ParentSquare. email@example.com
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.