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Faculty Spotlight: Ms. Paula Sweterlitsch

Instrumental Music teacher Paula Sweterlitsch describes her role as “guiding students while their inspiration leads the way.”  However, there is so much more to the magic she creates with her students.

At Indian Creek, Ms. Sweterlitsch teaches instrumental music to students in grades 3-12, leading strings classes, brass ensembles, concert band, and a variety of student-driven spin-off groups, including a jazz/blues ensemble, pep band, and even a Dave-Matthews-Band-inspired acoustic group. 

“I love when kids come in, jazzed about something that they were doing in their last class, and their excitement sparks an idea about how we can try the activity with music. Anything is possible.”  This enthusiasm creates a vibrant environment, leading to some truly great moments. Recently, an accomplished high-school drummer joined her fifth-grade strings class and started to play along.  The energetic beat thrilled and inspired the younger students!

Ms. Sweterlitsch loves teaching at ICS because the arts are inherent in the fabric of the community. Outside of school, she fuels her passion by playing with touring artists at the Kennedy Center and other venues.
Indian Creek school is a co-educational, college preparatory independent school, located in Crownsville, Maryland.  Students in Pre-K3 through grade 12 receive a vibrant educational experience based on excellent academics steeped in strong student-teacher connections.