• Jessica Batdorf
    Jessica Batdorf, Elementary Band Instructor

     
    Welcome to the WCSD Elementary Band Program!
     
    Band is offered to all 4th and 5th grade students in the district at each school site two times per week during the school day. Instruments offered for instruction are: flute, clarinet, alto saxophone, trumpet, trombone and bells/drum kit.  
     
    The best way to contact me is via email at jbatdorf@walnutcreeksd.org, but I also check phone messages.
     
    Let me introduce myself....
    I am starting my 18th year in education. I have had a very diversified career in education. This year starts my 7th year as an elementary band director. This is my second year in the Walnut Creek School District and I can't wait to see how the program has grown since last year. This year I am also assuming the role of Director of the Upper Grade Band at Tice Creek. I have also been an elementary classroom teacher, teaching grades K-6, a Middle School Band Director, and an Instructional Coach working with teachers and students in grades K-8. I have a Bachelors of Music (BM) in Music Education from the University of Redlands and a Masters in Education (MA) in Educational Administration from the University of Redlands. 
     
    I look forward to teaching beginning instrumentalists how to play their instrument, read music, work together as a team and love music!