I'm Mr. Vazquez and this will be my 3rd year at Mather High School. Prior to coming to Mather, I taught in Coal City, Illinois for two years and have experience working in the Mokena and Joliet public schools as well.
I was born and partially raised in Chicago (shoutout to James Otis Elementary!) However, I did middle school/high school in Plainfield, Illinois and completed my bachelor's degree in trombone performance and music teaching licensure at the University of Iowa (Go Hawks!). There, I participated in the Symphony Band, Jazz Repertory Ensemble, Hawkeye Marching Band, Riverslide Trombone Quartet, Chamber Orchestra, and various other groups. Currently, I'm completing a Master's of Music Education degree at DePaul University and am obtaining my TESOL certificate at Northeastern Illinois University.
Please reach out if you have a question about any band or music class. Go Rangers!