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aking@shannonforest.com 
Director of Fine Arts
Upper School Music, Webmaster

Education
2006 CONVERSE COLLEGE; SPARTANBURG, SC; Master of Music, Music Education

2001 UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA; ATHENS, GA; Bachelor of Music; Music Education, Vocal/Choral Concentration, Magna Cum Laude

Professional Experience
2011- Present SHANNON FOREST CHRISTIAN SCHOOL; Greenville, SC, Director of Fine Arts
2011- Present GLOW LYRIC THEATRE; Greenville, SC, Education Director

2005- 2011 Freelance Web Designer
2001-2005 GREENVILLE COUNTY SCHOOLS, Greenville, SC, Gateway Elementary School, Music

Certifications

2001 - Present South Carolina State Certification, Music K-12

Honors | Awards | Activities
South Carolina Independent Schools High School Teacher of the Year 2018
Named Emerging Leader in Music Education by the South Carolina Music Educators Association, represented South Carolina at the National Association for Music Educators in Tampa, Florida 
Co-Created “Understanding Poverty in the Classroom”, a summer workshop for teachers in partnership with United Ministries 
Awarded education grants from the Metropolitan Arts Council and Fine Arts Center, Greenville SC 

Chosen to perform the Alma Mater at the 2001 University of Georgia Commencement (2001)

On Stage
GLOW Lyric Theatre, Spartanburg Repertory Company, South Carolina Children's Theatre

Fountain Inn Chorale, Handel’s “Messiah” soprano soloist (2011), Greenville Chorale

Professional Affiliations
South Carolina Music Educators Association
National Association for Music Educators

American Choral Directors Association

Personal Information
Married to Trevor since 2001
Children; Karis (13), Trace (10), and Luke (3); all students at SFCS
Church Affilitation; Aldersgate United Methodist Church
Hobbies/Interests; Traveling the country in our 32ft motorhome "Bon-V", singing, acting, kickboxing, ballroom dancing, hiking and biking
Favorite Bible Verse: Psalms 46:5
"God is within her; she will not be toppled. God will help her when the morning dawns."