Michele Gaspardo has been a music educator for twenty five years and has been the band director at Woodland Middle School since 2002. During her tenure at Woodland Middle School, the band has earned Superior ratings at Large Group Performance Evaluations and Concert Festivals. Each year the Band has students who earn chairs in the District and State Level Honor Bands.
While a student at Cartersville High School, Mrs. Gaspardo studied clarinet with Robert Pierce and participated in Georgia’s District Honor Band, All-State Band and Governor’s Honors Program. Mrs. Gaspardo then studied with Dr. Lynn Musco and earned her Bachelor of Music in Clarinet Performance from Stetson University. Mrs. Gaspardo then earned her Masters and Educational Specialist degrees from Nova Southeastern University with a concentration in teaching and learning.
Mrs. Gaspardo is a member of GMEA, which she has served in many capacities. She has been the secretary for District VII and has hosted Honor Band and First Round All-State auditions for many years. Also, she has hosted LGPE. Mrs. Gaspardo’s other professional affiliations include Music Educators National Conference, National Band Association, Phi Beta Mu, Music Educators National Conference, and Professional Association of Georgia Educators. She has been a Scoring Supervisor for Pearson where she scores portfolios for the EdTPA program for student teachers across the country.
Mrs. Gaspardo has been married to David Gaspardo for 25 years and they have two children, David (22) and Georgia Ann (19). Both children played under Mrs. Gaspardo in the Woodland Middle School Band program. David is currently serving our country in the United States Air Force and Georgia Ann is finishing her final year at University of North Georgia where she is majoring in Middle Grades Education.