Dave Lunn, the band and orchestra director at Liberty Common High School in Fort Collins, was working at a coffee shop when he got the offer to start a band program at the new charter school.
Although he taught private music lessons at the time, he’d never planned to go into teaching. That was his parents’ field, not his.
But once he got started at Liberty Common, where he teaches music theory and music history, too, he knew teaching was the career for him.
Lunn, who was one of seven finalists for the 2018 Colorado Teacher of the Year award, talked to Chalkbeat about why his unit on American Roots music is so important, how a Japanese concept influences his teaching and why he loves parent-teacher conferences.
Read the interview at Chalkbeat Colorado.
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