Degrees and Certifications:
BME Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI Continuing Ed Credits - VanderCook College of Music, Chicago Illinois & Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI
Miss Sara Perfetti, Band Director
MIss Perfetti is a born Yooper. Hailing from the Copper Country on the west side of the Upper Peninsula, she graduated from Chassell High School in 1992 and attended Northern Michigan University where she graduated with a Bachelor's of Music Education Degree in 1998. After gradation, Miss Perfetti taught 5th -12th Grade Band and 7th-12th Grade Choir for 16 years at the Lake Linden-Hubbell School District in Lake Linden, MI. During her time at LLHS she spent time as the drama teacher for the after-school Drama Club and was the Advisor for the HS Student Council, Cheerleaders, and National Honor Society. Miss Perfetti also became involved in a local community theater group,The Calumet Players, and found a passion for working in the theater. She performed onstage in various productions and later worked as vocal music director and stage director for several shows.
Due to a vocal issue in 2017, she took a 3 year break from teaching and worked as the Office Manager at Lake Superior Christian Church in Marquette, MI. After her voice healed, she decided to go back to her first love, teaching, and taught 6th-12th Grade Band, Elementary Music, 7th-12th Grade Choir, and HS Drama at Tahquameon Area Schools for 5 years. While there, Miss Perfetti volunteered at the Luce County Animal Shelter, played the piano at various churches, and directed numerous plays and musicals at the Erickson Center for the Arts in Curtis, MI. When she has free time, Miss Perfetti enjoys reading, kayaking, spending time with her cats, Shadow, Bob, and Charliee, and singing the Star Spangled Banner while keeping score and book at various sporting events.