KILLBUCK SAVINGS BANK CO. SUPERSTAR ON STAFF: Bonnie Winkler
Reason for selection: Mrs. Winkler is a superstar in her classroom because she goes above what is necessary to make sure her students understand everything about music. Whether it is teaching her students to be good sight readers or preparing them for a concert, Mrs. Winkler is always looking for ways to bring music into their lives.
1. What do you love about working at Dalton Local Schools?
I love that Dalton Local Schools support and values the arts. The arts provide a time for students to express themselves and have fun doing it. It helps develop them into well rounded people. The staff is exceptional at Dalton and are wonderful people to work with. The parents are very supportive and I have had many of them tell me about a program I had taught them when they were little. Some of them can still remember the part they played and sing some of the songs. Great memories!
2. How did you get to where you are today?
My first program was in Kindergarten when I played the part of Ado Annie in a shortened version of Oklahoma. We even had a surrey with the fringe on top.
It inspired my love for music and singing. I got my bachelor’s degree in Music Education at Anderson University in Indiana. Since then I have taken many classes over the years and got my certifications in Kodaly and Orff music training.
3. Tell us one interesting little fact about yourself that people would be surprised to hear.
In high school I was chosen to be one of the students to go on a week long survival camp. We hiked with backpacks and tents on our backs in the rain and sun to learn survival skills. Our main meal was frog legs and watercress. I learned many great skills but I hope I never have to use them.
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