Drue M. Bullington teaches elemental music and movement at Brownstown and J.E. Fritz Elementary Schools at Conestoga Valley School District in Lancaster, PA. He’s also a certified Orff Schulwerk Teacher Education Course Levels Instructor. A known national conference and chapter workshop clinician, Drue also has a rich and varied background as a conductor of children’s choral music, directing musicals at all levels K-12, running and teaching summer music camps for all ages, and keeping a small private voice studio as well. He is twice a graduate of West Chester University having received a B.S. in Music Education, a M.M. in Music Education with a certification in Orff Schulwerk and has completed advanced Orff Schulwerk studies at George Mason University.
Conny Coldsmith was born and raised in Berlin Germany where she witnessed the Fall of the Berlin Wall in her teenage years.
Conny received her teaching master’s degree at Potsdam University, Germany in English and German. Since 2002 she has taught pre-K through college level in Germany and the United States.
Conny has found her niche at the middle school level since she understands where the kids are coming from and where they are going to. Since 2008 she is teaching exploratory Latin and German to middle schoolers in Hanover, PA.
Conny lives with her husband, her two dogs, chickens and cows in Gettysburg where she enjoys the outdoors (gardening, bike riding, hanging out in her hammock). She also likes to travel the world and has been to Asia, South and North America and many places in Europe.
Frau Lauren Jannotta has been teaching German at Hempfield High School since 2003. She has taught levels I – V and Film, is a co-advisor of the German Club and GAPP
Lauren graduated from Millersville University with a BSE in German in 2003.exchange program and is also the founder of the nationally used “Give A Gnome a Home” project. Lauren is very passionate about bringing language learning to younger students and taught German at Hempfield’s former after-school elementary foreign language program.
During her time at Millersville, she spent her sophomore year abroad studying in Marburg, Germany, and then spent the first semester of her senior year again in Marburg, where she interned as a teacher and performed research for her Honors’ thesis. Lauren received her Master’s degree in German from Middlebury College in 2007.
Lauren is married to fellow Hempfield German teacher Tony Jannotta, and they have two children. You can find them often at the Liederkranz speaking German, teaching adult German classes and at dance practice for their children, who dance in the Kindergruppe.
Frau Stephanie Henrich teaches at Hempfield High School. She has taught German levels 1 through 3. She also teaches some elective courses in the English department (Speech and Communication, Introduction to Theater, Theater Techniques, and Advanced Theater Techniques).
After graduating from Conrad Weiser High School in 2005, she attended Lebanon Valley College. She spent the fall of 2006 studying at the Elizabeth von Thüringen Gymnasium in Cologne, Germany as part of the PCIC (Pennsylvania Colleges in Cologne) program. During her senior year of college Frau Henrich translated a new adaptation of Frank Wedekind’s Spring Awakening (Frühlings Erwachen) and then directed a production of it for the Wig and Buckle Theater Company at Lebanon Valley. She graduated in 2009 with a B.A. in German, a secondary teaching certification, and a theater minor. In the spring of 2011 she received her 7-12 English Communications teaching certification and started teaching English electives. Frau Henrich attained her M.A. in German from Middlebury College in 2013.
Other than being a teacher, Frau Henrich is the Assistant Theater Arts Club Advisor and the Dance Theatre Advisor at Hempfield. She has also taught German classes at the Liederkranz, not just through the Singspiel Program, but also to adults. Frau Henrich enjoys reading, watching movies, crafting (painting, sewing, and sculpting), and just relaxing with her cat, Max.
Frau Dawn Miller graduated in 1995 from the University of Mary Washington. She attained her German Teaching Certification from Millersville University in 2008. Now in her 9th year of teaching German. She is urrently teaching in West York School District.
Lisa M. Sempsey currently teaches in Columbia Borough School District in Columbia, PA where she teaches K-6 vocal music, choruses and Orff & Drum Ensembles, and serves as the district’s K-12 Art and Music Curriculum Leader.
She graduated with honors from Millersville University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelors of Science in Music Education in May 2001. She completed her Kodály Level I through West Chester University of Pennsylvania and Kodály Levels II and III through New England Conservatory, Boston, MA, granting her full Kodály certification. In 2005 and 2006, New England Conservatory awarded Lisa full merit scholarships for her continued excellence in teaching and scholarly record. In 2008, she completed Orff Level I through the University of the Arts in collaboration with Villanova University’s graduate summer music education programs and Orff Levels II and III in 2009 and 2010 at George Mason University and is an American Orff-Schulwerk Association Certified teacher. She has taught kindergarten through sixth grade general music, elementary choruses, as well as elementary and middle school strings in Lower Dauphin and Conestoga Valley School Districts. She continues to teach violin and viola in a private studio and has been a guest teacher, conductor and chamber ensemble coach at several music camps as well as the camp director in 2003 for the Williamsport Area Strolling Strings Camp, as well as camp co-director for the Children’s Choir of Lancaster in 2011. Lisa is an active speaker at colleges and universities on music education related topics and also facilitates professional workshops on those topics as well.
Lisa resides in Manheim Township, Lancaster County with her husband and son.