Kirsten Kloppel Dukeshier BA ’00
Kirsten Kloppel Dukeshier BA ’00 has spent the past 15 years producing full-length musicals and teaching piano and choir to middle school students in Phoenix. She has received two prestigious honors for her classroom work: her district’s Lamp of Learning award in 2014 and Arizona’s Middle Level Educator of the Year award in 2010. Recently, two of her piano students won a statewide original composition contest. Seven years ago, she married the middle school musical audio engineer, Kyle, after her students played matchmaker. Kirsten and Kyle started a band and were local rock stars for a while. Now she enjoys the occasional jam session, teaches piano lessons, works in her organic urban garden, or just takes in the silence.