Rob Buckley has been teaching at Rotolo Middle School in Batavia since 1998. At RMS, he conducts the three Sixth Grade Bands, teaches seventh and eighth grade band lessons, sectionals, technique classes, and directs the Jazz Band. He is an active adjudicator in the Chicago area. He is passionate about teaching middle school students and sharing his love of music. He has presented at the National Middle School Association annual convention with Keith Ozsvath and Lisa Hatfield and the Illinois Music Educators Conference in Peoria. In addition, Rob has co-taught part of a class at VanderCook College. A huge proponent of Comprehensive Musicianship through Performance (CMP), he joined the Illinois CMP Committee in the Fall of 2014. The group teaches a graduate level course through Northern Illinois University. He has been listed in "Who's Who Among America's Teachers." As an active percussionist, Rob performs with the Naperville Municipal Band and the contemporary choir at his church. Rob lives in Batavia with his amazing wife Melissa and his two dogs Addie and Layla.