Kendra Peterson is currently entering her 6th year teaching in Bloomfield Hills Schools and her 11th 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. This year she is also working with Bloomfield Hills High School as the Assistant Marching Band Director. Ms. Peterson continues to work with high school marching bands throughout the state of Michigan including Lakeview (St. Clair Shores), Grandville, Ferndale and Gibraltar-Carlson 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 is currently the Vice President of Workers for District IV of the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association.
In her spare time, Ms. Peterson enjoys playing with her two dogs Bella and Runty, running, reading, bowling, exploring Michigan and being outside.