Mr. Kochem

Mr. Kochem is excited to be starting his fifth year of teaching in the district. He holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in music education from the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam. In addition to directing bands at Monhagen, Mr. Kochem has also worked to develop a world drumming course and taught one section of general music each year. He is also the director of the MMS Jazz Band and has taught mathematics fundamentals afterschool for two years through the Supplemental Educational Services program. Outside of school, Mr. Kochem enjoys spending time with his wife, Cassie, and son, Joey, performing on the tuba and piano whenever the chance arises, and spending time outdoors to play sports, fish, or just relax.