About Mrs. Kim Abrahamson...
Position: General Music Teacher
I am proud to be the full time General Music teacher here at Haley since 2013! I am also the Music Director for our Haley Drama Club, and the Director for the Haley Choir. I love bringing out the creative musical side of our Haley students.
My Education and Professional Background
I have been teaching since 2005, and have taught both General Music and Elementary Band in Cave Creek and J.O. Combs School Districts prior to coming to Chandler. I hold my Bachelors in Music Education from Lawrence University, and my Masters in Music Education from Arizona State University (go Sun Devils!). I am also Orff Level 1 certified. Orff is a philosophy of music education that utilizes instruments, movement, singing, and speaking. My husband, Mr. Abrahamson, is the band teacher here at Haley, and we have two Haley Tigers of our own. I love to read, go running and work out, cook (and eat!), play trombone, and go hiking. If I'm not making music here at school, you may also find me playing trombone with the Symphony of the Southwest at the Mesa Arts Center.
My Educational Philosophy
In music class, we will learn about music through a variety of experiences. We will be singing, dancing and moving, reading musical notation, playing instruments, listening to music, and analyzing music. I strive to make each class interesting, engaging, creative, and most of all, fun! My goal is for each student to love making music and being in my class. I believe that each of us are inherently musical, and it is my job to help students discover their musical creativity. Most importantly, I hope to help develop the whole child, and help each student grow into their best selves.
The Choice is Yours! Why Choose Haley Elementary?
I am proud to teach at Haley and have my own children at Haley because of the excellent teachers here. We work hard to ensure each child is cared for, feels included and valued, and is supported and challenged academically. We appreciate you placing your trust in us, and are glad to have you as a Haley Tiger!