Ms. Jennifer Illsley
A little about your music teacher
Ms. Illsley is starting her 11th year teaching general music to elementary and junior high aged students. She has also taught band for 3 years. A Phoenix native, she attended school in the Paradise Valley and Deer Valley school districts, graduating from Barry Goldwater High School. From there she moved on to Glendale Community College and then transferred to Southwestern Baptist Bible College (now Arizona Christian University) to complete her undergraduate degree in music education. Ms. Illsley went back to Deer Valley to begin her teaching career and in her fourth year of teaching began working on her master's degree in education from Indiana Wesleyan University, which she completed in September 2013. This is Ms. Illsley's third year at Painted Rock Academy and she is excited to be back!
When Ms. Illsley is not working, she spends her free time avidly reading almost any book she can get her hands on, performing on her flute, playing board and video games, and writing fiction for fun. Ms. Illsley is also a big fan of science fiction and fantasy. She is an avid Doctor Who, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Star Trek, Disney, and Star Wars fan. While she appreciates all kind of music, her favorite styles include classical, show-tunes, punk rock, ska, alternative and heavy metal.
Alan Mitchell designed artwork at the top of each page. He is a video game artist and substitute teacher here at Painted Rock who generously allowed the use on her webpage.