Willie I. Kocurek Elementary School is located in Austin, Texas. Our school was opened in 1986 and was named after one of Austin's most well known community members, Willie I. Kocurek. Currently our school is home to approximately 500 students from pre-kindergarten though fifth grade. Like all AISD schools, students at Kocurek receive curriculum in all subject areas including Music, Art and PE. Students are also offered a variety of after school programs such Choir, Recorder Club, Basketball, Soccer, Pottery, Chess Club, Kung Fu, and Technology Club.
Mr. VandeWalle is the music teacher at Kocurek Elementary school in Southwest Austin.
The 2018-2019 school year will be his 12th year at Kocurek Elementary and his 20th year in Austin ISD. He received his degree from Texas State University (formerly known as Southwest Texas State University) in 1999. He majored in Music Education with a minor in Jazz Pedagogy.
He teaches music for all kindergarten though fifth grade students at Kocurek. He is also the director of the Koala Choir and Koala Jr Choir.
Students at Kocurek Elementary School have a variety of performance opportunities in the classroom, in the school, and after school. Below you will find information about some of these opportunities. These are just a few of the additional performance groups at our school.
I always encourage parents, guardians, and families to contact me if you ever have any questions or feedback. Email is the fastest and easiest way to get in touch with me. I look forward to hearing from you!
Kocurek Elementary School
9800 Curlew Drive
Austin, Texas 78748
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