Hello! I'm Mr. Ackerman


I am the 6-12 Choir Director at the Rock Valley Schools. I live here in town, but spend a lot of time in either Sioux Falls or Sioux City. I've been playing guitar for 15 years and love to spend my weekends gigging and practicing with my band. I also sing lead with a barbershop quartet made up of some of my best friends from college. Any excuse to get together and make music with my friends is my idea of a great time. I look forward to making music with my students both in the classroom and out through our co-curricular activities.

“Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without.” 
― ConfuciusThe Book of Rites

Clay Ackerman

Director of Choirs 6-12







Office Hours:

7:45-8:15 am and 3:30-4:00 pm


Master's Degree

Morningside College, Sioux City, IA

I recently finished my Master's Degree in Teaching with an emphasis in Music Education. I think education is something that never really ends, and regardless of our field it is important to continue learning throughout our lives. 


Bachelor's Degree

Morningside College, Sioux City, IA

I studied Music Education at Morningside College where I participated in the College Choir, the Jazz Band, Jazz Combo, the Singing Men of Morningside, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society,a student run Barbershop Quartet, Opera Theatre, and Morningside Drama and Theatre.


High School Diploma

Ballard Community Schools, Huxley, IA

I went to Ballard from kindergarten through graduation. Huxley is a town slightly larger than Rock Valley just south of Ames and a little ways north of Des Moines.


1st Period- 6th Grade Choir

2nd Period- Voice Lessons

3rd Period- Concert Choir (11-12)

4th Period- Voice Lessons

5th Period- Voice Lessons/Lunch

6th Period- Mixed Chorus (9-10)

7th Period- Voice Lessons

8th Period- Voice Lessons

9th Period- 7th and 8th Grade Choir