"Ah music! A magic far beyond what we do here."
Janell Bjorklund teaches general elementary music for Evanston-Skokie School District 65 in Evanston, Illinois. She earned her MM in music education from DePaul University and her BM in music education from the University of North Texas. Bjorklund is certified in the Kodály approach through Southern Methodist University / Plano ISD training program and is certified in the Orff Schulwerk approach through DePaul University. Bjorklund has presented her research for poster sessions at the Illinois Music Education Association Annual Statewide Conference and the Organization of American Kodály Educators National Conference. She teaches pedagogy and materials for DePaul University's and Southern Methodist / Plano ISD's Kodály training programs and currently serves as vice president of the Chicago Area Kodály Educators and secretary of the Midwest Kodály Music Educators Association.
This year has been an incredible one in all spaces where I teach. Three buildings - two auditoriums and one day teaching off a cart - may not sound ideal to most; however, for me this has been exactly where I'm supposed to be this year. Some magical things have happened in these teaching spaces, and I'm excited to get them into writing and share them with the world.