Meet The Teacher: Ms. Maxion

Christopher Vargas, Entertainment editor

Taking over the Santaluces band this semester is Ms. Maxion. Band students have been waiting for a new leader since former director Mr. Nick moved to Texas during Thanksgiving break.

Here are some things to know about your new band director.

Where are you from?

“I was born in Miami, went to middle school in Broward County. I went to high school here in Palm Beach County at Palm Beach Central high school, and went to FSU for college. So I’ve been here in Florida for basically all my life.”

What life experiences made you think “I love what I’m doing, this is my passion”?

“When I was a 10th grader in high school I realized very suddenly that I loved being involved with the band and even marching band rehearsals — just anything band in general.  And that’s what made me realize I absolutely love this. It’s been a part of my life ever since I was a little girl. I knew I wanted band to be a part of my life forever.”

Do you have any interesting facts about yourself so your students can get to know you better?

“I have a twin sister, we look identical but we’re actually fraternal. My marching band at Florida State was called the Marching Chiefs so it is nice to be the band director of the Marching Chiefs here at Santaluces.”

Is Santaluces your first school teaching wise?

“This is absolutely my first school. This week was not only my first week here in Santaluces, but my first week as a teacher.”

How was your first day teaching?

“The kids here are very friendly and very nice. I think they were excited to finally have a band director again because they were without one for a whole month. They were very eager to have someone here and I felt very welcomed by the kids. I had the chance to meet the parents last night, and I felt very welcomed by the parents and I absolutely positively felt welcomed by the administration as well as the other teachers.”