Rotenberger wins orchestra teacher award

Haley Rotenberger, orchestra teacher at several Garden City public schools, has won the Outstanding Young Teacher award from the Kansas Chapter of American String Teacher’s Association.

Rotenberger currently teaches orchestra at Kenneth Henderson Middle School, Charles Stones Intermediate Center, Bernadine Sitts Intermediate Center, Abe Hubert Elementary School, Jennie Barker Elementary School and Plymell Elementary School.

She is also the Middle School Orchestra chairperson for southwest Kansas, regularly attends KASTA summer sessions and Kansas Music Educators Association conferences and makes time to perform in community orchestral events.

“She has raised the standard of the district’s orchestra program,” said Summer Miller, Garden City High School and Horace Good Middle School Orchestra director. “The level of the entire program has been improved under her systematic way of teaching the beginning students. In addition, the enrollment in orchestra at her middle school has increased the last couple of years.”