This year marks Jenna Lebherz Daly’s eighth year of teaching at Gerstell Academy. She is the Chair of the Music Department. Her love of music began as a fifth grader with the Frederick Children’s Chorus, and grew into two bachelors' degrees from Westminster Choir College where she focused on Music Education and Vocal Performance.
After earning a graduate degree from University of Maryland’s Opera Studio, Mrs. Daly and her husband lived in Hoboken, New Jersey, where she auditioned and performed in New York City for three years. Her return to Maryland was inspired by an open position to teach Music at Gerstell to Pre-K through 5th graders. While at Gerstell, the Children’s Chorus of Carroll County recruited her to work with its youngest choir, reigniting her passion for children’s voices.
In 2016, Mrs. Daly became the mother of twins, Department Chair of our Music Department, and Artistic Director of Children’s Chorus of Carroll County. These positions allow her to work with Pre-K through 12th grade; give her the opportunity to grow with other leaders; and create music at every stage of learning. She is proud to work with such fine colleagues in the faculty of the Lower School, especially members of what she calls a "stellar department" - Jessica Thomas(Band) and Rachel Morgan Im(Choral).