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University Hills is fortunate to have three music teachers join our faculty this year! ​

Miss Vernon (University Hills)

Miss Vernon is so excited to be teaching at University Hills this year! She graduated from Oakland University in 2016 with degrees in Vocal Performance and Music Education. She taught for a year in New Haven before coming to RCS. She teaches private piano and voice lessons in her free time, and she is a soloist at First Presbyterian Church of Birmingham. She has sung with the Oakland University Opera Company and frequently sings with the premiere vocal ensemble Sounding Light. When she's not teaching, she enjoys being outside, traveling and spending time with her cat, Taco.

Contact Miss Vernon: avernon@rochester.k12.mi.us

Mrs. Koenke (Reuther Middle School and University Hills)

Mrs. Koenke is in her 21st year with RCS. She has also taught in Utica Schools and gave private piano and voice lessons before that. She feels very fortunate to spend her days doing what she loves: teaching kids about music and singing. She spends her mornings with the second and third grade students at UHills, and travels to Reuther to direct their choir program in the afternoon. She is looking forward to a great year at Uhills!

Contact Mrs. Koenke: mbohannon@rochester.k12.mi.us

Mrs. Priest (Brewster Elementary and University Hills)

Mrs. Priest comes to University Hills from Brewster Elementary, where she has taught music for 14 years! She has two children, Arianna and Rian. Her family also has two dogs, Lola and Bucky. When she's not teaching, she enjoys camping, watching movies and playing games with her family. She will be exploring music with Mrs. Knoblock and Mrs. Weller's kindergarten classes this year -- she looks forward to a great year of music with them.

Contact Mrs. Priest: jpriest@rochester.k12.mi.us