Bachelor of Arts in music from Spring Arbor University
Post-Baccalaureate teacher certification from Indiana Wesleyan University with K-12 endorsement
Ms. Balkany began teaching elementary general music at St. Fabian in 2019. She has previous experience teaching in a variety of settings including public schools, homeschool groups, private music lessons, and substitute teaching. Ms. Balkany has also taught band and choir in the past. In addition to general music, Ms. Balkany also manages the school library and teaches K-5th STEAM as the media specialist. She is grateful for the opportunity to build relationships with students through seeing them multiple times each week.
From the Music Teacher/Media Specialist
It is my privilege to help students grow in so many different areas. I love sharing my passion of music and using my creativity to design open-ended STEAM activities that challenge students to think outside the box. I currently live in my original hometown of Clarkston. Clarkston is close to many lakes, nature parks, and hiking trails that I take full advantage of in the warm weather! My indoor/outdoor cat Prince is my constant companion and especially loves to watch me garden. I also enjoy leading our 4-H Club at STF!