Composer, Director, Teacher, Ringer, Mentor - Kathleen Wissinger embraces all aspects of handbells. Since 1988 she has directed beginning children's through advanced teens' and adults' groups, writing music for the entire range. Ten years of teaching handbells in a small private school inspire her to also create a unique pedagogical series of handbell music. Kathleen teaches middle high handbell classes, directs "Prism" youth ensemble at church, and is founding Artistic Director for Mosaic, a community handbell ensemble. She frequently teaches at and directs handbell events - large and small, beginning through advanced, youth and adult, National Seminars and an International Symposium; has led introductory workshops for music education majors and coaching sessions for college handbell groups; and mentors start-up groups through her work with Area III.