Mrs. Layer is a 2009 graduate of Bluffton High School and a 2013 graduate of Capital University, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education. While at Capital University she performed with various university choruses, including the Chapel Choir, Women's Chorus and the vocal chamber ensemble, Philomel. Her time with these choirs included international tours to South Africa and Oman, as well as performances at the World Choir Games Competition in 2012, where the Chapel Choir won gold medals in the Mixed Choir and Music Sacra competitions.
Before coming to Kettering, Mrs. Layer led the elementary general music program and created and directed the vocal music program at Marion Local Schools. During her six years at Marion Local, she also served as the music director for the spring drama club performances and the assistant marching band director for the high school competition season.
Mrs. Layers teaching responsibilites will include elementary music classes at Oakview Elementary and JE Prass Elementary Schools.
The Music Department would like to thank the Kettering City Schools Board of Education and administration for their continued support of music education. Please help us welcome Mrs. Amanda Layer to the Firebird Family!