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"I believe schools should ensure all stakeholders are safe, valued, and learning, in that order."

Jacob Truby is the Middle School Vocal Music Teacher at Skyview Middle School in Oakdale, Minnesota. At Skyview, Jacob is the instructor of five choral ensembles in grades six through eight. Additionally, he is Choir Director at First Presbyterian Church of Hudson in Wisconsin and is an Ed.D. student at Bethel University, studying Educational Leadership and Administration.

Before moving to Minnesota, Jacob was a Choir Teacher and Grade 6 Team Leader at the American School of The Hague in the Netherlands (2019-2022). At the American School of The Hague, Jacob instructed five middle school choir classes and was music director for the school musicals. In addition to coaching Middle School Swim Team and High School Volleyball, he was also a team facilitator for the Middle School Student Ambassadors program. Before the Netherlands, Jacob was previously a Music Teacher, Swim Coach, Student Council Coordinator, and Social Media Coordinator at the International School of Riga in Latvia (2017-2019).

From 2011-2015, Jacob was the Vocal Music Teacher at Beloit Memorial High School in Beloit, Wisconsin, USA. At Memorial, Jacob saw student enrollment in choir go from just under one hundred to more than two hundred and fifty in two years. During his tenure, Beloit Memorial choirs performed at the Wisconsin Music Educators Association State Convention, the Clearwater Choral Festival at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, and frequently with the Beloit-Janesville Symphony Orchestra. While at Memorial, Jacob directed six curricular choirs and two extracurricular a cappella/vocal jazz ensembles. He assisted as Music Director for the school musicals, was a Link Crew Freshman Orientation Coordinator, Freshmen Class Advisor, and the assistant coach for the Middle School Boys and Girls swim teams.

Jacob received a Master of Music degree in Choral Conducting at Westminster Choir College of Rider University in Princeton, New Jersey. An assistant conductor for Schola Cantorum, Jacob worked extensively with Dr. James Jordan, Dr. Joe Miller, and Dr. Amanda Quist.

Jacob was previously the bass coach for the Wisconsin School Music Association High School State Honors Mixed Choir from 2013-2015. While teaching in Wisconsin, Jacob was the High School Repertoire & Standards Chair for the Wisconsin Choral Directors Association. He received his Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and is the current Secretary for the Alumni Association's Board of Directors.

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