Middle school band teacher Cassidy Noring tries to guide her students to see the rich meaning of music.
“I just want to instill some love and passion for music. Some kids will play forever and ever, and that’s awesome, but really, in the end, if every kid goes out of here with a little bit more joy, fun, passion and feeling for music that’s great.”
Just as members of the band she teaches and the band she marched in for the University of Northern Iowa Panthers worked together to succeed, the faculty, staff, and administration at ADM harmonize to help each other grow. “My colleagues in this district and the administration want everyone to get better at their craft. They will support you with whatever you need to do a better job every time you come to school. It’s nice to feel encouraged. Even if I make mistakes along the way, they’ve got my back, and they will encourage me and find the resources to help me.”