Degrees and Certifications:

Dr. Joshua D.J. Plocher

The 2020-2021 school year will be my sixth as part of Hippo Nation, all of them spent teaching English at Hutto High School. Before that, I spent a long time collecting degrees--undergraduate degrees in English and music from Macalester College (St. Paul, MN), master's degrees in music history and composition from Bowling Green State University (Ohio), and a doctorate in musicology and comparative studies from the University of Minnesota. After several years teaching Western music history and world music at the college level in Minnesota and Wisconsin, I moved to Texas and (happily!) became a secondary teacher. In addition to reading books, I love writing and have several novels in various stages of completion. Ask me about National Novel Writing Month! 

I also sponsor the Hutto Ultimate Frisbee Club and coach the team. Members are always welcome!

You can find my hub, containing links to courses, activities, and resources here.