On Monday, May 19, Chaminade’s middle school music teacher, Kathy Rohrs, received the Innovation in Education Award from The Valley Economic Alliance, at the 14th Annual Steve Allen Excellence in Education Awards ceremony. Each year The Valley Economic Alliance recognizes San Fernando Valley schools, educators and students that achieved national recognition during the school year.
Recognized for her innovative use of music in the classroom and in the community, Mrs. Rohrs also received certificates of achievement and recognition from the California State Senate, California Legislature Assembly, the City of Burbank, the City of San Fernando, the Calabasas City Council, Mayor’s Commendation from the City of Glendale, and the City of Los Angeles Councilmembers Paul Krekorian and Mitchell Englander.
Mrs. Rohrs is a vocalist, guitarist, harpist, conductor, composer and music educator. She is a native of the San Fernando Valley, and currently holds a bachelor’s degree in classical guitar and a K-12 Secondary Music Credential in Music Education from California State University, Northridge. She joined the Chaminade family in 2001 and serves as the music director and choral director of the Chaminade C-Notes. Under her instruction, the Chaminade C-Notes have had the honor to travel and sing in Washington D.C., Chaminade University in Hawaii and to New York performing as the solo feature choir for the National Children’s Festival at Carnegie Hall in 2011 and 2013. The C-Notes are honored to return to New York to perform on the prestigious Carnegie Hall stage on March 22, 2015.