Michael Krier

Chapel Hill, NC 80810 ยท mwkriermusic@gmail.com

I am experienced educator that has taken his decade of experience to UNC Chapel-Hill as a Training Specialist.


I currently live in Chapel-Hill, NC with my wife and son. I was born in Raleigh, NC where I grew up and graduated from Sanderson high school. I attended Appalachian State University as a Music Education Major. My main instruments are Clarinet and Saxophone and secondarly I can play the piano and some brass instruments.

While are Appalachian State Univeristy I got to see the rise of the univeristy and football program. I attended all three FCS national title games and the greatest upset in history Appstate vs Michigan. While those were certaintly highlights I truely appreciated my professors for all the knowledge they gave me.

I moved back to Raleigh and inspite of the economic crash in 2008 I found my first job at Coats Erwin Middle School. After two years at CEMS I moved to Raleigh and taught Band and Ochestra at Carroll Middle School. Finally in 2013 I found the perfect fit in schools at North Garner Middle School. I spent the rest of my teaching career here with students earning superior ratings, auditioning and attending county, district and state honors bands, while completing many adminstrative duties and providing professional development for my colleagues.

At the 10 year mark I decided to leave teaching and try to persue other career options. I attended UNC Chape-Hills Coding Bootcamp and earned a certification in web coding. I learned HTML, CSS, JavaScript, MySQL, MongoDB, Node.JS, REACT, and many others.

After the completion of my certificate I was hired by UNC Chapel-Hill as a Finance Training Specialist in January 2019.


  • Provided training in diverse and educationally appropriate ways
  • Designed and Created Training Manuals
  • Data Management and Entry Systems
  • Microsoft Office - Teams, Word, Powerpoint, Excel, Publisher, Outlook, OneNote
  • PeopleSoft
  • Articulate Storyline 360

Programming Languages & Tools


Finance Training Specialist

Univeristy of North Caroina at Chapel Hill

Provide Training on PeopleSoft Finance Systems, Design and create curriculum for new courses, Create and Update training materials.

January 2019 - Present

Band Director

Wake County Public Schools

Director of Bands, Wake County Employee Excellence Award 2017, Bands Recieved Superior Ratings at Music Performance Assesment, Member of the School Leadership Team, Arts Department Chair, North Carolina Music Education Conference Guest Presenter: Teaching out of Your Content Area, Managed Parent Fundraising Group, Directed Auditions of Wake County and Central Distric Auditions.

July 2011 - June 2018

band Director

Harnet County Public Schools

Director of Bands

March 2009 - June 2011


UNC Chapel-Hill

Certification in Web Coding
Coding BootCamp - HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Node.JS, MySQL, MongoDB, REACT,
May 2018 - November 2018

Appalachian State University

Bachelors of Music - Music Education K-12
August 2003 - December 2008

Continuing Education

LinkedIn Learning

Completed Courses

Instructional Design Essentials: Models of ID - Certificate >>>

Adobe Captivate Essential Training - Certificate >>>

Learning Articulate Storyline 360 - Certificate >>>

Designing a Presentation - Certificate >>>


The Next Step

Website created to provided band programs resources to help teach their students.

TNS Band Website

Articulate Storyline 360: Example

Interactive E-Learning Lesson

Storyline Presentation

Adobe Captivate Example

Interactive E-Learning Lesson

Captivate Presentation

Breaking Barriers and Creating Connections: Innovation Story Telling

Presentation on how innovation comes about in the world based on the Medici Effect.

PowerPoint Presentation

Microsoft Teams Quick Reference Cards

Instructional Guide on how to use Microsoft Teams Application.


Teaching Out of Your Content Area

Hand out of adivce to graduating band directors to help them navigate their first jobs.

Handout PDF

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