Michael D. Skaar is in his 22nd year at Falcon Ridge Middle School, Apple Valley, MN. A graduate of Luther College, he sang three years with Nordic Choir under Weston Noble and was selected as soloist for three seasons of Handel’s Messiah. He earned an MA in education and K-12 principal licensure from St. Mary’s University – Minneapolis. He is proud of his ACDA-MN contributions with ten seasons as co-coordinator of State 7-8 TTB Honor Choir. He lives in Farmington with his wife and co-director Julianne, who is a gifted accompanist, voice/piano instructor and drama coach. Three of their four children have left the nest and remain in the Twin Cities. The non-teaching “Life of Skaar” is filled with the family time of camping, fishing, church, travel and the never-ending pursuit of the world’s greatest coffee shop.