Patrick Kearney's Biography

Patrick Kearney

Patrick Kearney currently serves as the Facilitator for Teacher Leadership in the Johnston (IA) Community Schools. Prior to taking on his current role, he served for 15 years as the Director of Bands at Johnston High School.

He previously taught at Stilwell Junior High in West Des Moines, Dallas Center-Grimes High School, and Hoover High School in Des Moines. Bands under his direction have appeared at the Jazz Educators Network national conference, the Iowa Bandmasters Association, and have won the Iowa Jazz Championships.

Mr. Kearney has served as President of the Iowa Bandmasters Association, Co-Chair of the Iowa Jazz Championships, and was a founding board member of the Jazz Educators of Iowa. He currently serves on the national Teacher Leadership Collaborative and has been a regular contributor to the Huffington Post.

His wife, Cathy, teaches 5th grade band in the Des Moines Public Schools and his son Brogan is a music education major at Drake University.

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