Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelors in Music Education; Masters in Music Education; Arizona Standard Teaching Certificate: K-12 Music Endorsement, SEI Endorsement
Ms. Kristen Olds
I am looking forward to my first year at Sandra Day O'Connor High School teaching choir and piano!
I am an Arizona native, born and raised in Mesa. Music has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember (I'm pretty sure I could read the notes on the staff before I could read words!) I was a die hard band kid from 5th grade through college playing clarinet, tuba, and everything in between; I still play when I have a chance. I have been singing in choirs ever since 9th grade and remain very active in the Phoenix music community. I direct the Bell Canto Handbell Choir and the Women's Choir at Phoenix College.
I have a Bachelors in Music Education from Northern Arizona University and a Masters in Music from Arizona State University, both with an emphasis in choral music. Throughout my fourteen years of teaching I have served in various leadership roles for the Arizona Music Educators Association and Arizona Choral Educators, and Arizona Kodaly Teachers Society including VP for H.S. All State, VP for E.S./J.H. Activities, J.H. All-State Co-Chair; and Region Governor.
In my spare time I like to roller skate and do various crafts, primarily crochet or cross-stitch.