Welcome!


Welcome to my page. I have been privileged to teach elementary music at Northland Community Schools since January 2013.  I have also provided music classes for students in the ECFE program.  In Fall 2014, Junior and Senior High Choir were added to my schedule. I am excited about the progress our choirs have made and am looking forward to their continued growth.

Prior to moving to Remer I taught K-8 music and choir for 12 years and Junior High Band for 3 years at St. Mary's School in Bird Island, MN. I have been teaching private piano, flute, and organ lessons for more than 30 years. I also taught high school English at Olivia High School (now BOLD) in Olivia, MN, for 2+ years. I have been a church musician since I was in high school.

I majored in music education and English at Concordia College, Moorhead, MN. I have also completed all three levels of Orff-Schulwerk and Level 1 Kodaly at the University of St. Thomas.  This past summer, my husband and I completed World Music Drumming Level 1 in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin.

My husband Dale is the pastor at Bethany Lutheran Church in Remer. We have two grown children and a son-in-law, and are proud grandparents to our first grandchild. We share the parsonage with a big black lab/border collie named Benji.

I can be reached at:


218-566-2352 Ext. 2048

2016-2017 Class Schedule:

M, T, Th, F
7:30 - 8:25       Office Hours  (Thursdays - staff meetings)
8:25 - 9:1
6       Prep
9:20 - 9:45       Grade 1 
9:45 - 10:10      Kindergarten
10:14 - 11:04    Junior High Choir
11:09 - 11:59    Senior High Choir
11:59 - 12:24    Lunch
12:28 - 1:18      A Days - Grade 4W, B Days - Grade 4R
1:22 - 2:12        A Days - Grade 3, B Days - Grade 2
 2:16 - 3:06       A Days - Grade 5, B Days - Grade 6
3:10 - 3:30        Office Hours

Wednesdays
7:30 - 8:25       Office Hours
‚Äč
8:15 - 9:06       Prep
9:10 - 9:30       Grade 1
9:30 - 9:50       Kindergarten
9:54 - 10:34     Junior High Choir
11:12 - 11:52    Senior High Choir
11:58 - 12:18    Lunch
12:22 - 1:02      A Days - Grade 4W, B Days - Grade 4R
1:06 - 1:46        A Days - Grade 3, B Days - Grade 2
1:50 - 2:30        A Days - Grade 5, B Days - Grade 6
2:45 - 3:30        Staff Meeting



 

Contact: Gwen Degner