Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Jennifer Gonzalez
Hello! My name is Jennifer Gonzalez and I am the new chorus and orchestra director. I have been a musician my entire life and am excited to be a part of the West Port High School community doing what I love! I grew up in Miami but am a graduate of Marion County Public Schools-- I graduated from Belleview High School in 2010. Although a Florida native, I attended university at the University of Mobile, in Mobile, Alabama, where I earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education with an emphasis in choral studies. For the last four years, I was the music teacher at Eighth Street Elementary in downtown Ocala where I was the school-based Rookie Teacher of the Year and more recently, Teacher of the Year. I am a pianist and vocalist, and I truly believe in the artistic as well as academic aspects of music--I believe music is one of the ultimate humanizers cross-culturally and bridges the gap between language and cultural barriers. I'm so excited to meet all of you and make music and am looking forward to this new school year!