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Teachers in the Arts

Joan Ascherl — Sharing the passion

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Fort Dodge Middle School vocal music teacher Joan Ascherl works with a student during musical practice.

What do you teach?

Sixth- through eighth-grade vocal music at Fort Dodge Middle School.

How do you want your students to remember you?

As a teacher who truly cared about them. I’d like them to have lasting memories of choir, because I encouraged them to be confident singers and to develop a passion for music.

What is one thing people might not know about you?

I am a music major with a minor in theater.

What interested you about your position at your school and teaching students doing the arts?

I had taught 11 years of high school before coming to this school district. I wanted to teach middle school choir because I enjoy working with that age group.

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