Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Music from Trenton State College Master of Arts from Rider University Master of Science in Education from Temple University
Welcome to my Website. My name is Clarke Stoneback, and I am the Instrumental Music teacher for Winds and Percussion at Albert Schweitzer Elementary School, Walter Miller Elementary School and Tawanka Elementary School. 2023-24 marks my twenty-sixth year as an employee of the Neshaminy School District. My career has taken some interesting turns. I started out as a long-term substitute music teacher at Carl Sandburg Middle School and Joseph Ferderbar Elementary School. I then spent eight years as a music teacher and band director at Poquessing Middle School. I spent the next ten years as an assistant principal and principal in various schools throughout the district. I was afforded the opportunity to return to my passion, teaching instrumental music. I jumped on that opportunity and am thoroughly excited to return to teaching instrumental music in the school district where I have lived and worked my entire life.
Personally, I am a proud 1994 graduate of Neshaminy High School, where I was very involved in the music program. I studied trumpet with several fantastic Neshaminy teachers. I graduated from The College of New Jersey (formerly Trenton State College) with a Bachelor of Music Degree in December of 1997. While in college, I continued to study trumpet with an amazing professor who was also a performer with some of the big name arts groups in New York City. I learned a lot about instrumental technique, as well as solo and ensemble performance from him and have always been eternally grateful to have studied with him. Following my undergraduate work, I obtained my Master of Arts from Rider University in 2001, and my Master of Science in Education from Temple University in 2003.
I live in the district with my wife Holly and my daughter Chelsea. Chelsea is an eighth grade student at Poquessing. She is a developing trumpet player in band and singer in chorus.