I am thrilled to be teaching in USD 265 for a fifth year! I look forward to lovely music making and lots of fun in the future. Thank you for allowing me to be with your students each day.
In May of 2018, I will complete my 27th year of teaching students about vocal music. Prior to teaching in Goddard, I taught in the Plainville, Nickerson and Wichita Unified School districts.
Professional organizations, choir gigs:
I believe in giving back to my profession as much as possible, so I am proud to be a part of the following:
KCDA (Kansas Choral Director's Association)--Active member for 26 years! Served as Newsletter Ad Manager and Summer Convention Exhibitor Contact for 15 years!
SCKMEA (South Central Kansas Music Educator's Association)--Served as President and MS Honor Choir Chair
NAfME (formerly MENC)-- Active member, 29 years; Currently serving KMEA as President-Elect
Wichita Chamber Chorale--singing member, 18 years; Past President, Past Secretary
First Presbyterian Church--soloist, 17 years; Youth Choir Director, 10 years
OUTSIDE OF MUSIC:
I enjoy volunteering for different organizations in the Wichita area.
I have been married to my husband, Steve Bixler, for 17 years. Steve teaches math at Stucky Middle School. We enjoy performing together and we spend most of our time making music, cooking, traveling and playing golf and tennis.