My name is Stefan Wolf and I am currently in my sixth year teaching K-5 music in the Anoka-Hennepin school district. I was at Adams Elementary in Coon Rapids for the last five years. I live in Osseo, MN with my wife, daughter, and cats and grew up in the northern suburbs. When I'ḿ not teaching music, I enjoy running, hiking, biking, playing drums in my band, and being a huge sports fan. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to start building the music program at Brookside. In addition to my work as a K-5 music specialist, I direct the children's choir at my church in Minneapolis as well as play drum set in my own punk rock band, Linus. I firmly believe that every student has the ability to be a musician but just needs to be given the opportunity and the structure to learn the necessary skills, the first of these being musical literacy. I am a musician myself and hope to teach my students these skills so they can go on to a lifelong pursuit and enjoyment of music and music-making.
B.A. in Music, University of St. Thomas (2012)
K-12 Music Education Licensure, University of St. Thomas (2014)
M.A in Differentiated Instruction, Concordia University-St. Paul (2019)
Trained in Kodaly music education techniques (Level 1 2014)
Certified in ENVoY classroom management techniques (2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18, 2018-19)
ENVoY Demonstration Teacher (completed Fall 2016)
ENVoY Resident Coach (Fall 2018)