Paula Nolley holds a bachelors degree in Music Education and taught music in the Meramec Valley R3 School District from 1974 to 2001, when she retired from full-time teaching. She has teaching experience at all grade levels, having taught music to various combinations of grades 1 through 12 during her 27 years of full-time teaching. Paula still directs the musicals at Pacific High School and serves as a vocal coach and accompanist for the Pacific High School and Riverbend School Choral Departments. She has directed more than 20 high school musicals and more than 25 elementary musical productions. Paula is the musical director for East Central College’s three musical productions per year; she also serves as the rehearsal accompanist and principal keyboard player in the pit orchestra for these productions.