• music staff
    Welcome to the
    Music Department!


    Mrs. Olejer
     Mrs. Bethany Olejer is excited to be back again as a Catoctin cardinal!  This is her tenth year at Catoctin and is excited to see everyone again in the fall! She previously conducted the music program at Dominion Trail Elementary in Ashburn, Virginia for ten years.  She graduated with a music education degree from Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, WV.  She returned to Shepherd for her Masters in Curriculum and Instruction. She lives with her husband and two boys in Purcellville, Va.  She is looking forward to making music with you!
      Mr. Fuhrman
    Mr. Ryan Fuhrman is thrilled to begin his first year of teaching at Catoctin! He graduated from George Mason University with a Bachelor of Music Education degree in the Spring of 2021, and is so excited to share his passion for music with the wonderful students here. Mr. Fuhrman spent a semester teaching music at both Smart's Mill Middle School and Arcola Elementary as part of his student teaching internship, and also spent the past year being a long-term substitute music teacher at Sugarland Elementary, where he found his love of teaching at the elementary level. He cannot wait to learn and grow alongside the students at Catoctin this year!
    If you would like to contact me for any reason, please do not hesitate to reach out to ryan.a.fuhrman@lcps.org!
    For more information on the importance of music, go to:  www.menc.org/information/advocate/facts.html