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New Jersey Teacher of the Year Program

Somerset

2013-14

Karen Gorzynski

Karen Gorzynski School/District: Somerville High School - Somerville School District

Grade Level: 9th-12th

Teaches: Music

Karen Gorzynski holds a B.S. degree in Music Education from Gettysburg College. She is entering her twenty-eighth year as choral director at Somerville High School where she conducts three curricular choirs, four extra-curricular ensembles and assists with the annual musical production. Karen is involved in choral music education at the regional and state levels and is active in many professional organizations. She is passionate about the arts being a mandatory part of educating the whole child. Karenís choirs receive superior ratings in national festivals but learn and grow the most by performing locally, bringing music and joy to the community