Prairie Winds Orff Board Members 2020 - 2021
President - Gwen Hall
Vice President - Caitlin Nicks
Caitlin has experience in teaching K-5 music, sixth grade beginning band, and middle school choir. She is currently teaching Kindergarten through fifth grade music at Rita Murphy Elementary in Bismarck. Caitlin received her Bachelor of Science Degree in K-12 Music Education from the University of Mary. She is very excited to dive into level one training in the summer of 2018 and continue her Orff Schulwerk education.
Past President - Jennifer Russell
Jennifer has taught general music to grades kindergarten through sixth grade, beginning band to fifth and sixth grade, and is currently teaching kindergarten through fifth grade general music at Liberty Elementary in Bismarck, ND. She holds a Bachelor of Science in K-12 Music Education from Minot State University. She has taken courses in World Music Drumming curriculum and has completed all levels training in Orff-Schulwerk at the University of Mary. She and her husband, Bill, keep busy with their cat, Nightfury (8 yrs.), and dogs Nova (1 yr.) and Lone Ranger (6 mos.).
Secretary - Jesslyn Hall
Treasurer - Renae Mosbrucker
Renae currently teaches Kindergarten through Fifth Grade music at Lewis & Clark Elementary in Mandan. She received her Bachelor of Science in elementary music and elementary education from the University of Mary in Bismarck, ND. Renae also attended the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota to take masters level classes in music and music education. Renae completed all three levels of Orff Schulwerk training through the University of St. Thomas. She also plays clarinet in community bands and she and her husband, Derrick, are very busy with their one year old son, Leif.