Kari Gilbertson has been teaching choral music for the last 24 years and has teaching experience at the elementary, middle school, and high school levels, currently serving as Head Choir Director at Lake Highlands High School in Richardson ISD. In addition to being teacher mentor, Ms. Gilbertson is an active performer and soloist in community, church, and professional choirs. She was a contributing author for the Glencoe textbook series Experiencing Choral Music and the McGraw-Hill Elementary series Spotlight on Music. Ms. Gilbertson is an active staff development presenter, adjudicator, clinician, and honor choir conductor throughout the country. She holds a graduate degree from Southern Methodist University.