Kendra Peterson is currently in her 11th year teaching in Bloomfield Hills Schools and 16th year of teaching overall. Previously she taught for a year in Morenci, Michigan and four years in Riverside, California, before moving back to work in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Ms. Peterson taught 4th and 5th grade band and general music for 4 years in multiple BHS schools. In 2014, she moved to Bloomfield Hills Middle School to teach 5-8th grade band and general music. She also serves as the Assistant Marching Band Director for Bloomfield Hills High School.
Ms. Peterson received a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from Western Michigan University in 2005 and a Masters of Music from the American Band College at Sam Houston State University in 2012. Her master's project "8 Weeks to a Better Beginning Percussionist" was published in Bandworld Magazine. Over many years as a performer Ms. Peterson has played principal flute with the Moreno Valley Wind Symphony, Corona Community Band, Western Michigan University Symphony Orchestra, WMU Symphonic Band, WMU Flute Choir and various high school musicals. Ms. Peterson currently serves as the Co-Treasurer of the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association, as well as Treasurer of the Southeastern Michigan Wind Ensemble where she is a member of the flute section.
In her spare time, Ms. Peterson enjoys playing with her three dogs Bella, Runty, and Sydney, volunteering with local Lending a Helping Paw Dog rescue, reading, exploring Michigan and being outside.