Performing Arts Leadership Positions – Waukee High School and Waukee Northwest High School

The Waukee Community School District is excited to announce several new performing arts leadership positions for the 2021-22 school year. This will be the first year featuring two high schools in the district. The group features several leaders continuing their remarkable work at Waukee High School, while others will transition from Waukee High School to Waukee Northwest and others will be new to Waukee’s district. 

“Waukee High School is incredibly proud of our performing arts department,” says Waukee High School Activities Director Eric Boyle. “We are thrilled with our leadership team and are so excited to see the progress they will make building on a tradition of excellence in our school.”

“The Waukee Community has a passion for performing arts” says Northwest Activities Director Jim Duea. “Waukee Northwest High School will only add to that excitement. Our leadership group will help students reach their highest potential and provide them with incredible opportunities.”

Waukee High School Performing Arts Leadership

  • Band – Jeff Patterson and Rishi Kolusu
  • Choirs – Jeff Knutson and Tony Dam
  • Speech – Jacki Pleggenkuhle
  • Theatre Arts – Nate Jorgenson

Northwest High School Performing Arts Leadership

  • Band – Chris Strohmaier and Chad Friesleben 
  • Choirs – Jack Daubitz and Kathryn Murray 
  • Speech – TBA
  • Theatre Arts – TBA 

For more information on the performing arts departments please visit the following websites:


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