Mr. Birge is a native of Jacksonville, Florida. He received his Music Education Degree from Florida State University where he was actively involved in all aspects of the music program. Upon graduation he received his first position as Director of Bands at Middleburg High School in Middleburg, Florida. While there he founded the Middleburg All-Star Band which performed in the 2000 St. Patrick's Day Parade in Waikiki, Hawaii. In 2001 he moved to Rincon, Georgia were he served as director of the South Effingham High School Band. In 2004 John left teaching to attend Florida State University to pursue his Master's Degree in Music Education. Mr. Birge is currently in his eighth year as the Director at Brunswick High School. He lives in Brunswick with his two sons, Joseph and John Michael.
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Kathryn Sadowski (Counselor, Brunswick High School)
Mrs. Sadowski is a native of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Special Education from the University of Alabama (ROLL TIDE!). She worked in special education for six years before becoming a school counselor after she received her Master of Arts in Counseling Degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. In 2005, Mrs. Sadowski moved to Brunswick where she is currently in her eighth year at Brunswick High School. In 2011 and 2012, she received the Region XII Secondary Counselor of the Year. She is currently working on her Education Specialist Degree in Counselor Education from the University of Alabama. This is Mrs. Sadowski’s first year serving as the Auxiliary Coordinator for the Brunswick High School Marching Pirates. She lives in Brunswick with her husband, Chris, and their sons, Robby and Nicholas.