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    Teacher Name:  Mary Miller
    School Email Address: mary.miller@henry.k12.ga.us
    Subjects I Teach:  Music

    Dear Parents and Students,

    Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year!  It is an exciting time for teachers as well as students as we begin our work to ensure a successful and rewarding year.

    My name is Mary Miller and I am excited to begin my sixth year as the music teacher at Pate’s Creek Elementary School!  I have 28 years of teaching experience, with the past 20 in Henry County Schools.  I received my Bachelor of Music Education from Georgia College and State University, and my Master of Science from Walden University, with my teaching certification in P-12 Music.  I look forward to teaching a subject that can affect children in many positive ways.  Music, and involvement in music, gives an added dimension to our lives and has been proven to enhance learning in many academic areas.  Musical activities also reinforce developmental skills such as fine motor coordination, hand-eye coordination, reading, and small/large group cooperation, participation, and performance.  

    Musical instruction will be delivered every week.  Instruction centers on the five basic components of music:  Melody, Harmony, Rhythm, Form, and Texture.  The curriculum will include a variety of activities including singing, moving, reading basic notation and rhythms, ensemble playing using rhythm/Orff/boomwhacker/recorder instruments while learning simple performance skills.  I am also a pilot teacher for personalized learning, and I'm excited about the possibilities this holds for the music program.

    On a personal note, my husband and I have a son who is a junior at Dutchtown High School.  We spend much of our time watching him compete on the cross country trail and in track and field events.  This is the only time you'll catch me cheering for Bulldogs, as I'm a rabid Georgia Tech fan!

    ·        I look forward to teaching every PCE student this year as we “move on down the musical road”!