Jared Emmons is currently in his seventeenth year of teaching Spanish at Avon High School in Avon, Indiana. He’s originally from Springboro, Ohio and attended Miami University (Oxford, Ohio) to pursue his degree in Spanish education. Originally the plan was to be a music teacher, but he found passion in teaching Spanish language and culture and realized he could have the best of both words if he taught at a school with an evolving fine arts program, and that’s how he ended up in Avon, Indiana.
While teaching grammar and culture is a huge passion of his, Jared also spends his falls with the Avon Marching Black & Gold, having taught as a visual tech since 2004. His visual experience with the marching arts extends beyond teaching drill and technique, as Jared has written drill for numerous high schools since 2007. He has a great eye for visual aesthetics and creating drill that is exciting and intriguing.
As Elevate approaches its inaugural year, Jared is very excited to create the visual staging design for the winter guard and indoor winds groups. He hopes to challenge the performers and invigorate the audience with memorable shows that will create a lasting impression.
When he’s not spending hours at school creating lesson plans or getting feet in time, Jared enjoys spending time with Chuy, his dog, rewatching episodes of Schitt’s Creek, hiking and being active with workouts, writing bios in third-person, and falling down rabbit holes of marching band, drum corps, and winter guard shows on YouTube.