Orchestra Director

 JJ Wallace

Phone: 913-780-7180


Degrees and Certifications:

JJ Wallace

Mr. Wallace will be joining Olathe West from the Gardner-Edgerton School District, where he opened a new middle school, assisted at Gardner Edgerton High School, and was a co-founder of the USD 231 orchestra program.   The Gardner Orchestra program began in 2007, and Mr. Wallace helped it grow from 30 to over 500 students. Prior to working in Gardner, he taught for eight years in the Shawnee Mission School District. He has a Bachelor’s degree from Missouri State University in Springfield, Mo, and a Master’s degree from MidAmerica Nazarene University.  A native of St. Louis, he enjoys performing music, riding motorcycles, traveling, and Cardinals baseball.  Mr. Wallace is excited to join the Olathe School District, and is looking forward to leading the Orchestra program at Olathe West.