Mr. Cardiff was raised in Glenwood City, WI and graduated from Glenwood City High School in 1999. He received his Bachelors degree from Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, IL and his main instrument is percussion. Guitar is a favorite as well. Mr Cardiff taught 6-12 grade band in Colby, WI for six years and taught high school band in Arcadia, WI for two years. He teaches marching band, concert band, pep band, jazz band, and a jazz/rock class at Unity High School. He also teaches beginning 5th grade band at Unity West.
Ms. Giberson teaches Chorus in 6th grade through High School along with 5th grade Band at Unity West. Her teaching experience is extensive, having taught at George Washington Elementary in Park Ridge, Illinois, Park View K-8 School, Willowbrook High School in Lombard, and Madison Elementary in Hinsdale. She was also Choir Director for the First Presbyterian Church of LaGrange, taught piano, voice, and dance for summer music camps at Wilson Academy of Music and Art in Westmont, and has been a volunteer for IMEA auditions. Ms. Giberson graduated Cum Laude from Elmhurst College with a Bachelor's Degree in Music.
Miss Kensek grew up in the suburb of LaGrange and graduated from Lyons Township High School. Miss Kensek graduated Cum Laude from Illinois Wesleyan University completing a Bachelor’s Degree in K-12 Music Education with emphasis in instrumental and choral. She received her Masters of Music Education from Illinois State University in 2014. She also has completed and holds full Certification in Orff Schulwerk, a process of incorporating music, instruments, dance, and literature into the music education. Miss Kensek teaches general music at Unity West, and volunteers as a district accompanist, as well as, teaches private lessons. Miss Kensek is working towards becoming a Nationally Board Certified Teacher and attaining her Doctoral degree.
Unity East Director (new - Ashley Fenoglio)
Mrs. Fenoglio grew up in Alton, IL and graduated from Eastern Illinois University in 2011 with a Bachelors in K-12 Music Education with an instrumental emphasis. Mrs. Fenoglio has experience teaching K-6 general music and 5th-8th grade concert, jazz, marching and pep bands through her teaching in Paris, IL and Danville, IL. Mrs. Fenoglio's husband is also a musician and has a Doctorate in Jazz Studies from the University of Illinois and works for the music company Dansr/Vandoren in Champaign. The Fenoglio's live at home with with their son, Sammy, and dog, Roxie.
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