Abby Ballinger, Associate Director of Music, Director of Children and Youth Music, and Handbells, received her Bachelor of Music Education Degree from the University of Northern Colorado in 2013 with a Colorado K-12 Teacher Licensure, with Music K-12 endorsement. She is in her seventh year of teaching music and is originally from Aurora, Colorado. This school year she joined the staff at Arvada West High School teaching jazz band and choir. Before that she was most recently teaching band, choir, and orchestra at a middle school in Parker.
She has served as a camp director at La Foret where she directed the middle school “Voyager” Camp. Abby plays the piano, flute, percussion and sings in choirs regularly. When she’s not teaching or directing, she plays percussion in the Parker Symphony. In her spare time she loves swing dancing, going for walks, watching concerts, golfing with her mom and going to the mountains as much as possible. She lives in Denver with her fiancée, Quintin and their dog, Delphi.