Meet the Teachers - Chris Rausch- Verda Dierzen

School: Verda Dierzen Early Learning Center

E-Mail: crausch@wcusd200.org

This is Chris’ third year teaching, as well as his third year in District 200 and things have already gotten off to a fantastic start for him!  He received his Bachelor’s degree in K-12 Music Education from the University of Illinois in Urbana/ Champaign in 2010 and is currently the kindergarten music teacher at Verda Dierzen Early Learning Center.  In addition to teaching at Verda Dierzen, he is also the Assistant Choral Director at Woodstock High School where he directs the after school a cappella groups (Standing Room Only and Premium Blend), arranges music, and accompanies many concerts throughout the school year.  Having the opportunity to teach at both ends of the education spectrum in District 200 from kindergarten through high school strongly affirms, to him, how important music education is for our children from the very beginning.