Mrs. Elshire has been teaching Junior High and Middle School choirs for 25 years is the South Puget Sound area, and now teaches choir, and general music at Pioneer Middle School in the Steilacoom Historical School District #1. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Secondary Choral Education from Pacific Lutheran University and a Masters in Instructional Technology from City University.
For the past 15 years, Mrs. Elshire as served on the Board of the Mountain Region Music Education Association where she is the acting Treasurer. For the past 11 years she has sang Alto 2 in the Symphony Tacoma Voices and is the past president of the chorus.
Mrs. Elshire holds professional memberships in the American Choral Directors Association and the National Association for Music Education.
In 2018, Mrs. Elshire was honored with the “Middle Level Educator of the Year” award by the Washington Music Educators Association.
In her free time, Mrs. Elshire enjoys spending time reading, floating on a lake in warm weather, and playing Pokemon Go with her husband. She also loves visiting her daughter who is a student at Central Washingtion University.