Allyson serves as the Stark County Catholic Elementary Schools Band and Show Choir Director. Mrs. DePanicis is a 2010 graduate of Mount Union College, where she earned a Bachelor of Music degree with concentrations in collaborative piano and piano performance. During her time at Mount, she was heavily involved in several bands and ensembles, which led her to discover a passion for teaching and writing music. She is currently pursuing a Master of Music Composition degree at Youngstown State University's Dana School of Music. In recent years, Ally has taught several music classes and workshops at local Catholic schools. She has worked with youth in theatre productions at Salem Community Theatre, where she has stage managed and directed music for six shows in the last three years, as well as Sebring McKinley High School, where she worked as musical director for several years. Ally also serves as an adjudicator every spring for the Youngstown Music Teachers' Association. In addition, she operates her own music studio in Alliance where she has approximately thirty students.