Degrees and Certifications:
Thank you so much for your support for the music program. Because of your support on the referendum, we'll be having full time music, art, PE, and media for this year. On August 28th, the voters in Marion County were asked to renew this referendum again, and it was passed! We'll have full time music, art, PE and media for four years from 2019.
This is my fourth year at NH Jones, My name is Naoko Wicklein, and I have a Bachelor's Degree in piano performance and a Master's Degree in music education from the University of Florida. I have Orff-Schulwerk Level I, II, III certifications, This is my 18th year teaching music. I am very excited to be here, and I hope I can help your child grow musically and culturally. I have teachertube account, and I will be uploading your child's music performance through the year. You can find mehere.
Thank you to the parents who helped me with the ukulele project last year. We now have 23 ukuleles, and 4th and 5th graders will be learning the instrument. This year, some 4th and 5th grade classes are combined for music meaning I will have more students. I'd love to have 7 more ukulels so each student can use the instrument rather than sharing with a parter during a short music class period. I wrote a project again for 7 more ukulels at donorschoose.org. If you can help with this project, it will be wonderful.
Mrs. Wicklein (Music Teacher)