Schools chief praises AmeriCorps member's music instruction

by Jared Paben

"Her assignment while in Mill City was to work with all K-6 students in a fully scheduled school day to instruct in music, which she did fabulously."

Schools chief praises AmeriCorps member's music instruction

An AmeriCorps member serving through the Rural Outreach AmeriCorps program has received praise from the superintendent of Mill City Schools.

Rural Outreach AmeriCorps, a project of Ethos Music Center, brings music classes to rural school districts that wouldn't otherwise be able to afford them.

AmeriCorps member Kara K. received the kudos from Superintendent Todd Miller, who wrote about the high level of programming she delivered.

Here is what he had to say:

“The Ethos Program was a success and included an evening holiday performance that filled our gymnasium, as quite possibly the largest event of the year. The students enjoyed the educational lessons and enriching qualities that the program offered.

“The Ethos program was a success, and largely due to the knowledge, skills and support of Kara K., Ethos Music Instructor. Her assignment while in Mill City was to work with all K-6 students in a fully scheduled school day to instruct in music, which she did fabulously. She was engaging and had various activities for the students to learn and participate. On top of her assigned duties, Kara elected to stay in the evenings and offer free small group music lessons to any student who wanted them. She taught vocal, guitar, bass guitar and ukulele. The lessons were a hit amongst the students and community. A group even came to sing for our school board. We greatly appreciate what Kara K. did for our community and students.”

Posted on June 16, 2014 in AmeriCorps.