My name is Ms. Huettl and I am the band director at Gateway Pointe Elementary, Higley Traditional Academy, and Chaparral Elementary. I am an Arizona native, born and raised in Gilbert, AZ. I received my Bachelor's degree in Music Education from Arizona State University, where I studied in the Clarinet Studio as well as actively participated as head Drum Major of the Sun Devil Marching Band. Go Sun Devils!
I first learned to play clarinet and over time learned other instruments for the various ensembles I participated in. In high school, I was involved in marching band, wind ensemble, jazz band, drumline, and symphony. I also participated in the All State band. It wasn't until my senior year that I decided to pursue a music education degree due to my love for music. My music teachers inspired and challenged me all throughout my education and they are the reason why I decided to become a teacher.
In music, every student can learn and it is my goal to inspire my students, just as I was once inspired by my own teachers, to find their own appreciation for creating and sharing music. I am very excited to begin working with all of the students at each of my schools and look forward to creating some beautiful music together.