Welcome to music class! I am Mrs. Jeanni Highlander, and I have completed 29 wonderful years of teaching elementary school music with Chattanooga Public Schools and with Hamilton County Schools. This is the start of my 12th year at Ganns-Middle Valley Elementary School. I have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Grades K-12 Music Education and also in Grades 1-8 Elementary Education - both from UTC, and a Master of Arts in Education Degree (with an emphasis in Curriculum and Instruction) from Tusculum College. I truly love my job! Learning about and creating all types of music with students is my joy. My husband of 30 years is also a teacher (Math and Science at Soddy Daisy High School) and we have 2 children - a 19 year old daughter who is beginning her 2nd year of college at UTC studying chemical engineering, and a 24 year old son who has just graduated UTC with a degree in civil engineering. We are a very musical family - and my hope is that your family will be musical as well.
Students at Ganns-Middle Valley Elementary have a general music class once per week for 45 minutes. We also have a 4th Grade Beginning Hand Bell Ensemble, a 5th Grade Intermediate Hand Bell Ensemble, and an auditioned 5th Grade Chorus. Every grade level has an opportunity to perform once per year at a P.T.A. meeting. Please check this web-site for details of all performances as the school year progresses.
I hope you have a great year ahead at GMVE! Keep singing! Mrs. "H."