Meet the Director

Timothy Keith Griffin, Jr. is now entering his 7th year as a teacher and is excited to be transferring into Giese. (Keith) received the 2013 Gifford PTA Teacher of the Year and the Phi Delta Kappa Outstanding educator award in 2016. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin - Parkside with a B.A. in music, certification in Choral and General Music Education and a concentration in Vocal performance and will soon have his M.A. in Music Education from Anderson University in Indiana. He has been certified in the music pedagogy Orff - Schulwerk through DePaul University from Chicago.

Keith remains very active in the community having led the Children's choirs to perform at Milwaukee Bucks and Wave games and alongside Parkside choirs and the Racine Symphony Orchestra. He is the past choral director of the Gifford Children's choir, of Boy’s choir with Milwaukee Children’s Choir, and of First United Methodist Church of Racine. He can be found singing in the UW-Parkside community choir, Master Singers, from time to time. He has acted as the coordinator of the Wisconsin Choral Director’s Association All-State Children’s Choir of 2013 and 2014 for the All-State convention held in Milwaukee in January. He is currently serving on the board of Directors for the Racine Symphony Orchestra and is also, a Choral Director with Our Musical Life - a non-profit Choral Organization for SouthEastern Wisconsin.

In his free time, Keith enjoys acting as the professor of an official Pokémon League, Uproar, and he works to continue to expand choirs
in Racine.