Degrees and Certifications:
B.A. in Music Education, 2000, North Central College M.M.Ed. in Music Education, 2007, VanderCook College of Music Presently certified K-12 music in the State of Illinois.
My name is Ken Kleager, III and welcome to my page. I have been a long time resident of Bolingbrook and enjoy teaching for the district. I graduated from North Central College with my B.A. degree in Instrumental Music Education in June of 2000. I also have a Masters of Vocal Music Education from VanderCook College of Music in July 2007. I have been with the district as a general music teacher and choir director since August of 2004. Prior to joining Valley View, I taught at Fairmont Grade School in Lockport, Illinois, and, Marquette Catholic High School in Ottawa, Illinois. I currently teach grades 6-8 general music and choir for both Humphrey Middle School and Jane Addams Middle School. I am also the Key Leader for the middle school general music teachers and I also host the Spring VVSD Elementary/Middle School Choir Festival where over 300+ students gather to sing and perform for our community.
When I am not teaching, I enjoy spending time with my wife, 2 children, and my dogs, Dodger and Sebastian. I am also a professtional musician playing both trumpet and piano throughout Illinois as well as a vocalist. I have been a trumpet player for over 29 years. I also enjoy reading, watching movies, and all things Star Wars. I am also an avid composer and arranger for both bands and choirs. Should you have any questions about how your child is doing in class, please feel free to e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.