Meet the Teacher

Phone: 210-662-5000 ext 17615


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelors of Music Education, University of Illinois. 2004 Texas EC-12 Music

Mrs. Katy Gonzalez


I am excited about starting my 10th year as the Director of Orchestras at Karen Wagner High School. I look forward to seeing returning students, as well as meeting new students. 

I have been playing viola and violin since 4th grade, and graduated from the University of Illinois with a Bachelors in Music Education in 2004. I began teaching Orchestra in 2005 at Rawlinson MS in Northside ISD, and then taught private lessons from 2007-2014. I also played viola professionally with a semi-professional orchestra, Symphony of the Hills, in Kerrville, Texas. I was fortunate to be hired as the Director of Orchestras at Wagner HS in 2014. I have a four-year-old son, with another son on the way, with my husband (a band director) and three cats named after characters from the show Parks and Recreation.


Passion and hard work pay off!