I'm AlisonTaylor the new music teacher at Midway Professional Development Academy. I attended the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and Grambling State University. My expectations this year are to make beautiful music with the students and encourage them to never give up! Failure is not an option!
Mr. Jerry Gill
Mr. Gill began teaching elementary physical education in 1974. The first time he walked into a classroom, he fell in love with elementary physical education. After all of these years he still maintains a passion and love for teaching children about developing a lifetime of exercise and fun. His goal is to keep his classes educational, fun, and positively exciting!
Morgan Oliver recently moved from St. Louis, Missouri. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Studio Art and Photography and Masters in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Early Education from the University of Missouri - St. Louis. She has her Missouri teacher certification in Art K-12 and early Childhood Birth-3rd grade. She was inspired to go into education while working part-time as a late-day coordinator for a special education school.
Ms. Oliver has a background in Montessori education with five years teaching experience in early childhood. This will be her third year as an art teacher, and first year in public school environment. Ms. Oliver is an active member of the National Art Education Association and Missouri Art Education Association. Outside of teaching, she works as a professional photographer and enjoys taking fine art photos. Ms. Oliver enjoys being outdoors, cycling, gardening, cultural events, anything of or relating to Harry Potter, listening to NPR, and spending time with her friends, family, and dogs.
She is excited about the upcoming school year and looking forward to sharing her passion for art and learning. She believes art is a portal for exploring people and culture and is a portal for exploring people and culture, and is a tool for deciphering visual language. The art room is a safe-haven for children to be creative, problem solve, and engage in multiple learning styles.
"Imagination does not become great until human beings, given the courage and the strength, use it to create."
--- Maria Montessouri