Mr. Yordy is the band and orchestra director at Van Buren Middle School in Albuquerque Public Schools. He received his Bachelor’s of Music Education from the University of New Mexico and graduated Cum Laude. He is also 2021’s NMMEA’s New and Emerging Music Educator of the Year. Mr. Yordy works closely with his feeder high school and has participated in clinics for bands all over the state. Additionally, he has been a judge for Solo and Ensemble and Music Performance Festivals across the state. Mr. Yordy belongs to the Pueblo of Isleta in New Mexico.