Jason Sickel is choir director at Blue Valley North High School in Overland Park where he works with five high school choral ensembles. Prior to teaching at Blue Valley North, Jason was at Pioneer Trail Middle School in Olathe and served as the 6-12 choral director in Louisburg, KS where he also directed the school musical and prepared students for Regional & State Music Festival. High school choirs under his direction have performed in university concerts at Emporia State, Baker University, Wichita State, Northwest Missouri State, Missouri Western and UMKC. The Blue Valley North Chorale made its first appearance at the Kansas Music Educators Association Inservice Workshop in February of 2016 and was selected again in 2018. Jason was nominated and selected as the Blue Valley School District 2016 Secondary Teacher of the Year. He was honored to serve the entire state of Kansas when he was selected the 2017 Kansas Teacher of the Year providing him multiple opportunities to travel across the state to speak with and learn from educators and students alike. He has worked with elementary, middle school, and high school vocalists and loves helping student of all ages become better singers, musicians, and people.