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

Google Classroom Codes:

1st Period Intermediate Orchestra: qzurs4x

2nd Period Music Theory AP: dv5qdxs

3rd Period Varsity Orchestra: 7s43726

4th Period Junior Varsity Orchestra: ugxnd4t



I am excited to start my 7th 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 one-year-old son with my husband (a band director) and three cats named after characters from the show Parks and Recreation.


Passion and hard work pay off!