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    R. Scott Harnisch, Music Educator
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    My Name is R. Scott Harnisch and I am the music educator at Kyrene del Norte.  This is my 28year in Kyrene and my 31 year as an educator.
    I am originally from Washington State and received my undergraduate degrees in Music Performance and Education from Central Washington University.  I came to Arizona in 1988 and completed my Masters in Music at Arizona State University.  My doctoral studies in music and special education has taken place at Oklahoma University, Oklahoma City University and Northern Arizona University.
    After completing my studies, I spent many years pursuing a performance career and touring throughout the country in professional musical theater companies.  It was a very exciting time in my life and one that allowed me a great deal of insight to pass on to my future students.
    I have 2 step children, Katie and Jeff, 4 god children, Derek, Monica, Riley Shaye and Logan Ross.  I enjoy jogging,  swimming, traveling, cooking and entertaining my friends.
    I am very excited to have a resident teacher with me this year  for the first semester. His name is Matt Rohrs.  He is originally from Arizona and is complteing his time at Arizona State University studying bass tromebone performance and education. He spent 4 years in the Air Force and after leaving, pursued his passion of  music.  He will be an itrigal part of our year.
    I thank you for sharing your children with us each day.
    With warm regards
    R. Scott Harnisch

    -"The best gift we can give our children is the gift of the possible"