Title: Music Teacher (Retired)
Location: Carol Stream, Illinois, United States
Carron J. Janssen, a Retired Music Teacher, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in music education.
To Ms. Janssen, seeing children’s faces light up when they understand a concept was the most rewarding feeling. That’s why she decided to become a music teacher. From 1997 to 2018, she served School District U-46 as an elementary music specialist, and between 2005 and 2006, she accepted additional responsibilities as a member of the music, art, and special education task force. Ms. Janssen loved guiding the progress of beginning students, as well as helping already accomplished players reach higher goals. Being involved with young people kept her involved in current musical genres, and she used a lot of current artist material to supplement her methods and make learning enjoyable. One moment that stood out is when two boys told her the only music they liked was rap. Ms. Janssen allowed them to write a rap verse to introduce the class project, “The Lion Sleeps Tonight,” and it was extremely well-received by the audience. The boys told her that no one had ever believed in them like that before.
Ms. Janssen prepared for her endeavors by earning an Associate of Arts from William Rainey Harper College in 1980, a Bachelor of Music from Elmhurst College in 1997, and a Master of Arts in teaching from Aurora University in 2002. She also became a licensed teacher in the state of Illinois, and a member of prominent professional organizations like the National Education Association, the National Campaign for Tolerance, the Illinois Education Association, the National Association for Music Education, and the Illinois Music Educators Association.
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