- Masters Jacksonville University (4/23/1977)
- Bachelors Florida State University (8/14/1970)
Mr. Ponder, our phenomenal Band Director, has been in the education field since 1970 and has been band director at CCA since 2006. He graduated from The Florida State University with a Bachelor of Music Education and Jacksonville University with a Master of Arts in Teaching. He considers it a privilege and passion to be able to teach young people about music.
His testimony: "Every day is a gift from God. Each day I must remember to thank Him and pray for His guidance."