After 50 years, music teacher Richard Skoniczin is finally getting out of high school! Mr. Skoniczin, who has taught at Villa Maria for 17 years of his 50 in teaching,retired at the end of this school year. He celebrated with a party in the Marian Center on Tuesday, June 6, sponsored by the Tri-M Music Honor Society.
Mr. Skoniczin taught wind, brass and percussion. In addition to teaching students, “he was a mentor to many teachers, including me,” said Villa Maria Music Director Leah Kim. Congratulations to Mr. Skoniczin on his retirement, and thank you for many years of lessons and guidance.