Teachers in the Arts
Joan Ascherl — Sharing the passion
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.