About Me

Darris P. DeRemer

Penns Valley High School

4545 Penns Valley Road

Spring Mills, PA 16875

(814) 422-2003 ext. 3118


Educational Objectives

To be a collaborator, teacher, and advocate for the band and music program. To instill a love of music to all students. To encourage students and teachers to make cross curricular connections between music and other academic areas.

Areas of Expertise

Collaboration with teachers, students and staff; creating and teaching lessons for students in grades K-12; Technology instruction and integration; Apple Apps; Google Apps and Classroom; Music instruction K-12 general, band, chorus, and orchestra.

Educational Background

Wyalusing Valley High School

Wyalusing, PA 18853

Graduated 2004

Bachelor of Music in Education (K-12)

Mansfield University

Mansfield, PA 16933

Graduated 2008

Masters of Education in School Library and Information Technologies

Mansfield University

Mansfield, PA 16933

Graduated 2015

Additional courses taken at the following institutions:

Augusta College

Rock Island, IL 61201

Lebanon Valley College

Annville, PA 17003


Teaching Certification Music K-12 in Pennsylvania

Library Science Certification K-12

Professional Work Experiences

Elementary General Music Teacher (K-4), Elementary Chorus (5/6), Enrichment (5/6):

Employed by Penns Valley Area School District, Spring Mills, PA, August 2008- June 2011

  • Instructed 500 students in general music. 
  • Instructed 100 students in elementary chorus.
  • Created and instructed 10 students during enrichment.

General Music Teacher (5-7), Guitar Teacher (7-12), Instrument Lessons (5-8), Band Director, Marching Band Director, and Jazz Band Director (7-12), Musical Director (7-12):

Employed by Penns Valley Area School District, Spring Mills, PA, June 2011- Present

  • Instructs students in general music. 
  • Instructs students in guitar pedagogy.
  • Instructs students in small group and one on one band lessons.
  • Instructs students in band ensembles.
  • Instructs students in the spring musical

Specific Skills

Proficient using Mac and PC computers



Keynote, Numbers, and Pages

Microsoft Office Excel, Powerpoint, and Word

Google Apps and Classroom



Garage Band


Brass instruction

Percussion instruction

Woodwind instruction

Vocal instruction


Deans List at Mansfield University

National Honor Society

Professional Associations

Pennsylvania Music Educators Association Member (June 2008)

National Association for Music Education (September 2004)

American Choral Directors Association (September 2004)

American Association of School Librarians (September 2012)