Degrees and Certifications:

BA - Music Education, Choral Specialization, UTSA (Summa Cum Laude) BA - Mass Communications, Journalism, Texas State Music Certification - EC - 12 Member: Texas Music Educator's Association Member: Texas Choral Director's Association Member: Alpha Delta Pi

Mrs. Jennifer Perelstein

I am honored to be starting my fifth year as the Nimitz Choir Director.  I have a degree in Music Education from the University of Texas at San Antonio.  I was particularly honored to be voted Teacher of the Year for our district, and was informed that I am the 2024 Teacher of the Year for Region 20 in Texas.  I also received the KENS 5 Excel Award for Excellence in Teaching.  Prior to Nimitz, I was an Art Teacher at The San Antonio Country Day Montessori School.  While there, I published "Who Moved The Masterpieces," a book highlighting works from the general collection of the McNay Museum in San Antonio. I also served as a board member for a community theatre in New Braunfels for 7 years where I occasionally perform in productions.  As you can see, I believe in all the arts as a form of self-expression.

Additionally, I have a degree in Communications and Journalism from Texas State University in San Marcos.  I spent 9 years in television; recruiting, hiring and coaching news, sports and weather broadcasters across the United States. 

However, my favorite position has been being the mother of our son, Dakota, who is a middle school band director (and an Eagle Scout!) and wife to David, who oversees testing data for a school district. Our entire family is comitted to educating the next generation.

I love playing with Olive (my terrier), baking bread, science fiction books and movies, making fairy gardens, playing the piano, and any music by Claude Debussy or Charlie Puth.

Class Schedule

  • 2023-24 Choir Schedule  anchor

    1    Intermediate Treble

    2    Advanced Tenor / Bass

    3    Beginner Choir

    4    Beginner  Choir

    5    Beginner Choir

    6    Conference

    7    Advanced Treble

    8    Intermediate Treble