By Paula Earls
Sonda Brown is the kindergarten-eighth grade music and art teacher at High Point R-III School. Brown will also serve as the Band Director. She is originally from Galva, Ill., and currently resides in Columbia.
Brown is a 2011 graduate of Western Illinois University - Macomb, Fulton, earning a Bachelors of Music in Music Education.
She has taught at Blackwater R-II for the past year and continues to share her time with both districts.
Brown is married to Jacob Brown and they enjoy their dog Rusty. She enjoys playing the piano, attending church, watching TV and movies and spending time with family and friends.
"I am so excited to be here! I hope to have a great year and am thankful for the wonderful staff that has helped me a lot already. Can't wait to see how the year will turn out" Brown said.