Jacy Walker

Some people are just born to teach. Jacy Walker is one of them. Jacy is a choir teacher at Simle Middle School and Legacy High School in Bismarck, a job she’s held for just two years. But already, Jacy is making her mark as a choir teacher.

Jacy has been selected as the 2018 North Dakota American Choral Directors Association (NDACDA) New Choral Director of the Year. The award goes to music teachers who have taught five years or less. She was nominated by several of her colleagues in Bismarck Public Schools.

“I am honored to be receiving this award and even more honored to have been nominated by many of my colleagues,” says Jacy. “One of the greatest tools a young teacher can have is support and encouragement, and I have been fortunate to receive this tenfold.”

She will receive this prestigious award at two concerts during the NDACDA annual conference February 2-3 in Fargo. Founded in 1959, the American Choral Directors Association’s (ACDA) mission is to inspire excellence in choral music through education, performance, composition, and advocacy.