Meet the Directors

NHS Marching Band

Mr. Alex Gerhard, Director

I have lived in Central Ohio since 1994 and It has been very near and dear to my heart. I am a Graduate from Pickerington North High School (class of 2009). I have obtained my Bachelors degree in Music Education from The Ohio State University. During my time at OSU, I was involved with many ensembles including the Jazz Ensemble and a member of B-Row in The Ohio State University Marching Band. I have worked for Pickerington Local Schools as a substitute teacher and Music/Brass specialist for Pickerington High School North. I am deeply rooted in competitive, precision marching bands and I love how I can bring that to Northland High School.

agerhard@columbus.k12.oh.us

Ms. Sharah Shively, Director

I am a central Ohio native from Pickerington. I obtained my Bachelors of Music Education from Otterbein University in 2015 and am certified in K-12 music education. Currently, I teach a variety of music courses at Northland High School. I have also taught at Parkmoor, Valley Forge, and North Linden elementary school and student taught at Woodward Park Middle School. I have a strong connection with the Northland community, and it is my honor to continue as a director here. Music has always been important me, and I believe that learning music in any capacity is an opportunity for students to grow not only as musicians but as people.

sshively@columbus.k12.oh.us

Valkyries

Ms. Angela Eberhardt, Head Coach

I am a former Cheerleading Captain and Northland High School Alum (Class of 2008). I obtained both my Bachelors and Masters degrees in Education from Wright State University. Currently, I work as a College Resource Manager at I Know I Can. I have always been passionate about dance and was a recent dancer with Columbus' own CDance Company for the Arts. My love runs deep for helping our youth maximize their potential inside and outside the classroom. With this role I am about to continue what I love, dance and help our girls grow into successful young women.

angiecaslin@gmail.com

Ms. Lyanne Jordan, Asst. Coach

I am a former Valkyrie and Northland High School Alum (Class of 2009). Recent graduate of Southern New Hampshire University who currently works as a mortgage loan processor. My love for dance started in my early years while taking classes in Jazz Ballet and continued throughout my high school years with the Valkyries. I am excited to continue working with our Northland High School girls to develop not only great dancers but students and overall great young women to add to our community.

Lyanne.Jordan@yahoo.com