About Us

Kathleen Pellington: Grades 8-12

Kathleen is in her fourth year of teaching at Wapakoneta High School. She graduated from Otterbein University in 2014 with her degree in Music Education. During college she co-founded and co-directed the a cappella group Ottertuned. She also served as the president of the touring ensemble as well as OCMEA. In her first three years at Wapak, she led the show choir to multiple top five finishes, including 2nd Runner-Up at HOA Nationals in Nashville, as well as several Best Soloist and Best Costumes awards. Kathleen also created the a cappella group, Midweek. Midweek has quickly gained acclaim by earning 2nd Runner-Up in the 2017 ICHSA Competition and was invited by Deke Sharon to perform at Carnegie Hall in April 2017 and 2018. Kathleen is also an avid performer, arranger, clinician, and ICHSA/ICCA judge. She is currently on staff at Camp A Cappella alongside the award-winning a cappella superstar, Deke Sharon.

Phone: (419) 739-5316

Email: pellka@wapak.org

Mary Dildine: Grades 6-7

I am very excited to have the opportunity to work with the students at Wapakoneta Middle School.  Last year I taught General Music at Heir Forces Community School in Lima.  I am Veteran of the United States military having served a total of 24 years in the military band program as the principal flutist.  I taught for nine years as an Elementary Music Specialist, and Junior High Choir Director in San Antonio, Texas.  My husband, two daughters and I moved from Texas to Ohio to serve and work in our church.  We currently reside in New Knoxville.  I am passionate about music instruction and thoroughly love my job!

Phone: (419) 739-5181

Email: dildma@wapak.org

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