Mari Porter is currently the Assistant Director of Bands at Farmington R-7. During her career at Farmington, Ms. Porter has assisted with marching band, directed beginning band courses, 8th grade advanced band, high school and middle school clarinet choirs, and jazz bands. Before teaching in the Farmington District, Ms. Porter taught elementary music. She received a Bachelors Degree in Music Education from Southeast Missouri State University in 2014. During her time at Southeast she was a member of the Southeast Wind Symphony, Southeast Symphony Orchestra, Southeast Clarinet Choir, and the Studio Jazz Band. Mari is a member of the MAC Kicks Band and Community Band.