As one of the most veteran teachers at Union Middle, Dave Christensen has built a musical world that allows students to sing, perform and play instruments on a level that exceeds middle school expectations. As the choir, band, guitar, music connections and musical theater teacher at the school, Christensen teaches music that is challenging yet appealing to students. His choirs perform at the Festival of Trees and in a spectacular annual school musical with hundreds of students. Classes learn how to build sets and props, design lighting, and work on costuming, all with fun and discipline. Union Middle is proud to present Dave Christensen as the school’s 2018 Teacher of the Year.