Kathy Schneider recently retired from the Chippewa Valley school district after 38 years teaching instrumental music. After graduating from Michigan State University, Kathy taught for 3 years in Wichita Falls, Texas, then returned to her home district of Chippewa Valley Schools in Clinton Township and Macomb Township, Michigan. She taught for 7 years at Chippewa Valley High School, then transferred to Seneca Middle School, where she has been the Director of Bands for the past 28 years. She holds a "Master in the Art of Teaching" from Marygrove College. Kathy has served in MSBOA District 16 as 4th VP for Workers, Co-1st VP for Band and Orchestra Festival, and has chaired the Middle School Honors Band. She was voted District 16 Teacher of the year in 2020. Kathy presented "Classroom Management - It Doesn't Have to be Crazy!" at the Michigan Music Conference in 2019.