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Music educator

Jim Harry Kollias, music educator. Certified professional clear single subject instruction credential, music California. Named Teacher of Year, Columbus Tustin Middle School, 1998, Beckman High School, 2006, Toast of the Town, Town & Country Committee, Orange County Philharmonic Society, 2001; grantee, Orange County Philharmonic Society, Tustin Public Schools Foundation.


Kollias, Jim Harry was born on January 4, 1966 in Laguna Beach, California, United States. Son of Harry D. and Linda Kollias.


Bachelor in Music, University of California at Los Angeles, 1987. Master of Science in Music Education, University Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, 1996.


Instrumental music director Vina Danks Middle School, Ontario, California, 1988—1994, Columbus Tustin Middle School, Tustin, 1994—2004, C. E. Utt Middle School, Tustin, 1994—1996. Orchestra director Tustin High School, 2000—2005. Director bands and orchestra Beckman High School, since 2004.

Guest conductor San Bernardino County High School Honor Orchestra, California, 1998, San Bernardino County Concert Orchestra, California, 2000. Mentor teacher Ontario Montclair School District, Ontario, 1993—1994, Tustin Unified School District, 1996—1997. Chairperson Tustin Unified School District Facilities Committee, 1995—1996.

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  • Certified professional clear single subject instruction credential, music California.


  • Other Work

    • Composer: (music) Everyone Can Play in Twelve Keys, 1990. Contributor articles to professional journals.


Member of California Music Educators Association, Southern California School Band & Orchestra Association (vice president elementary & middle school education 1999—2001).


Married Doris C. Kateyiannis, August 20, 1989. 1 child Christina Eleftheria;1 child Harrison James.

Harry D.

Linda Kollias

Doris C. Kateyiannis

Harrison James Kollias