Ms. Pellington is the choral director for Nordonia Middle School. She earned her BME at Otterbein University, where she co-founded and co-directed the a cappella group Ottertuned. Ms. Pellington has been the vocal director at Wapakoneta High School for the last 4 years. Kathleen also works as a counselor for Camp A Cappella, has served as a judge for Varsity Vocals and performs regularly with her own a cappella groups Inside Voices and Square One. She is thrilled to be joining the music staff at Nordonia Schools!
Mr. Pickering is the Director Of Choral Activities for Nordonia Hills City Schools. He holds a Bachelor of Music Degree from Bowling Green State University & Masters Degree in Choral Conducting from Kent State University. Winner of the Louis John Johnen Vocal Competitions, he has appeared on stage in numerous professional and community theatrical productions including Beauty & The Beast, King & I, 110 In The Shade, A Christmas Carol, Pippin, Sound of Music, La Traviata, and Gianni Schicchi, Street Scene, among many others. He has performed with Middletown Lyric Theatre, Canton Player’s Guild, Akron Lyric Opera, Canton Comic Opera Company, Waterville Playshop, Nightengale Opera Theatre & has been guest soloist with the Tuscarawas Philharmonic Orchestra and the Toledo Choral Society with the Toledo Symphony. Active as a choral clinician and judge, choral ensembles under his direction have had the honor to sing for President George W. Bush, have opened for nationally recognized acts, appeared on statewide teaching conventions and B.O.H.S.A. (Best Of High School Acappella) National Compilation recordings. They, also, have consistently received Superior ratings at both OMEA District and State Contests. Mr. Pickering is a member of Ohio Music Education Association, American Choral Directors Association. He resides in Cuyahoga Falls with his wife, Julie and their 3 children; Caleb, Leah & Micah.
Ms. Tina Lantz is the General Music Teacher and Choir Director at Lee Eaton Elementary, Nordonia Hills 5th and 6th Grade building. She is also the director of Genesis, the a cappella group for this grade level. Ms. Lantz graduated with a Bachelor of the Arts Degree from Anderson University. This is her fifth year teaching in the district, however she taught General Music grades K-5 at Shenandoah Elementary School in Middletown, IN for nine years prior.
Ms. Lantz resides in Stow with her two young boys, Henry and Hudson.