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Meet the AHS Directors and Staff


Arlington Community Schools has striven to always provide its students with the highest quality education possible and that begins with the people who teach our students.  Below, find information about our various staff members and a link to contact them with any questions or comments.

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Mr. Tim Simpson
Band Director, Arlington High School
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Arlington High School

Mr. Sam Schirmer
Assistant Band Director/ Director of Orchestras
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Mr. Tim Simpson has been teaching for 20+ years at Briarcrest Christian, First Assembly Christian School and Arlington High School.  He holds a Bachelors of Music Education from the University of Memphis.  He has been married to his wife, Meredith since 2000 and they have four daughters, Lily, Allie, Hailey, and Molly.  He is very excited to be working with the Arlington Band.  

Mr. Schirmer holds a bachelors degree in music education from the University of Memphis where he played euphonium in the Wind Ensemble and trombone in the Symphony Orchestra and Southern Comfort Jazz Orchestra. After graduating he accepted the assistant director job at Horn Lake Middle School and High School where he worked for three years before being hired at Arlington. He is very excited to be an Arlington Tiger!

Ms. Reece Gardner
Director of Bands, Arlington Middle School
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Mrs. Kaitlyn Young
Colorguard Instructor
Ms. Delaney Ray
Colorguard Instructor
Dr. Wes Parker

Percussion Instructor
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