Katie Schisler received a BME Vocal/Instrumental from University of Central Missouri and Masters of Music Education from Central Methodist University. She has her Kodály certification and is currently training to become a Kodály levels instructor. She also completed an Arts Integration Specialist certification through Education Closet. Katie has taught for over 20 years in public and private schools around central and northeast Missouri primarily teaching general and choral music and currently teaches K-5 general music at A. D. Stowell STEAM Elementary in the Hannibal School District. She established a string program at Stowell known as the Southside Strings that includes students ranging from third grade through high school. In addition, she directs the Hannibal Area String Orchestra, a community orchestra made up of all ages and abilities. At Stowell Katie has had the opportunity to be a part of an integration initiative where teachers from every subject collaborate to create arts integrated lessons. Katie works with her husband, Steve, who is the art teacher at Stowell. They have three amazing boys and a loveable beagle. When not teaching music you will find Katie baking, watching movies, or taking a walk with her favorite podcasts. Katie is a member of NAfME, NEA, NFMC and OAKE.