New Teacher Spotlight

Brunswick CSD is excited to welcome music teacher Kristina Koonz to the district.  Learn more about our new teacher in her own words.

Kristina KoonzWhat is your education background?I received a Bachelor of Science in Music Education from Hartwick College in Oneonta, NY. I received my Masters Degree in Music Education from Florida State University. My masters program was completed during the summer in Tallahassee, Florida. During my last summer, I traveled to London, England and studied with Dr. Andre Thomas and Dr. Clifford Madsen.

What is your background like – previous jobs? This is my seventh year of teaching. I began my teaching career at Windham-Ashland-Jewett CSD in Windham, NY. I taught K-12 music at WAJ. I most recently taught at Hoosic Valley Central School District in Schaghticoke, NY. At Hoosic Valley, I taught 7-12th Grade Chorus and General Music and 6th Grade Band.

Tell us about your family?  I grew in East Greenbush, and I graduated from Columbia High School. My mom and sister are also teachers! My husband Matt is an IT Manager, but plays electric guitar in a band and has an extensive musical background. We have a puppy named Wesley!

Interests outside of school: I enjoy summer activities like relaxing at my grandparents’ pool or going to the beach. I also enjoy attending different activities around the Capital Region like the Troy Chowder Fest.

I’m looking forward to making beautiful music with all the music students here at Tamarac. Tamarac has so many talented students and I’m very excited to work with them each day!