Fine Arts

Fine Arts
To learn more about a specific class in the PCCS-CFA fine arts program, click on the teacher’s name to view their webpages.

Dance
Angela Paul is the 6th-12th grade Dance Educator at PCCS-CFA, and it is her dream job! She started dancing in 1992 and decided she wanted to be a dance teacher in the 8th grade. She has taught and choreographed ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, modern, acrobatics, hip-hop and swing in dance studios, middle and high schools, and summer camps all overFlorida. Mrs. Paul has a B.A. in English with a minor in Dance from theUniversity ofSouth Florida, and a Graduate Certificate in K-12 Dance Education from theUniversity ofNorth Carolina atCharlotte. The dance program at PCCS-CFA uses movement to help students better understand academic concepts as well as the world around them through kinesthetic experiences.

Visual Art

Alyson Hall pulls on deep knowledge teaching art from almost 30 years of experience.  She retired from teaching at South Point High School only to learn that PCCS-CFA needed a high school art teacher.  Alyson Hall has quickly settled into teaching art at the secondary campus. Check out her webpage to see her featured student artist of the week.

Band
Sarah and Christopher Cole are presently teaching his 39th year of music.  Mr. Cole shares, “Music is my passion.  I enjoy the students and the administrative support at PCCS and most of all being able to work with my wife, Sarah.  My students are hard workers. I’m proud of the tradition of excellence we’ve achieved at PCCS-CFA.”  Mrs. Cole explains, “After retiring as a NC teacher in 2007, I was happy to be asked to return to the band director’s podium in 2012. Once again, I am working with my husband to teach students in band and encourage them to enjoy and appreciate music and its importance in their lives.”  Mr. Cole was inducted into the NC Bandmasters Hall of Fame in 2011.  Mr. and Mrs. Cole’s personal musical performances have taken them to Australia and all over Europe.

Elementary Art
Amy Jones, uses art to build on the concepts taught in the Core Knowledge Sequence. “I love teaching along with the Core Knowledge Sequence because it shows how things connect.  Art ties us all together.  As you look at the art galleries of student work in Mrs. Jones classroom, on her webpage and throughout PCCS-CFA elementary campus, the many cultural influences take one on a journey around the world. We all speak art.”  To bring the community inside the school, Mrs. Jones coordinates an annual art festival.

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John White, having played for 33 years, is going into his 6th year at PCCS-CFA.  He has been teaching for 20 years. His classroom has twenty guitars for the students to use in class and take home for practice. His classes perform a guitar recital at the end of the year as well as special events like Earth Day at theSchieleMuseum.  The PCCS-CFA guitar program offers multiple levels of teaching depending on experience. The first level is for students that have never picked up a guitar. Students learn the tuning, basic chords and the notes on the neck. Then they graduate to some songs that have the chords they have been practicing. The more advanced levels learn what the guitar can do.

Drama
Tiffany Perry has a bachelor’s degree in musical theater and a minor in dance.  Teaching Theater Arts in the public school system for eight years, Mrs. Carper has also served our community as Gaston School of the Arts Executive Director for two years and started their popular “Taste of the Arts” program. She has performed professionally in Kernersville, Winston Salem, Boone, and her hometown at the Little Theater.

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Elementary Music
Rich Stanley is quickly heading toward a decade as a certified k-12 music educator. On his vast experience with his art form, “I have performed in community theatres in Lexington, Concord and High Point in such shows as Oklahoma, Our Town, Godspell, Cabaret, Smoke on the Mountain Homecoming and On Your Toes.  I have also been a church music director for almost 20 years and I am currently the Worship Coordinator and Praise Band Leader at Avondale Presbyterian Church in Charlotte.” Also Mr. Stanley is Co-Director, along with Tammy Worley, of the Patriot Singers, the 4th-5th grade after school choir.

Visual Art
Amy Bearden started teaching at PCCS-CFA in the Fall of 2005.  As a graphic designer and mural artist she has great working knowledge of art applied to various industries.  She shares, “My favorite part about teaching is that light in the eyes of students who have create ideas for their artwork.  My favorite thing about PCCS-CFA is the family atmosphere. I work with the best people in the world.”

Chorus
Lasonia Hunter has been teaching Choral Music for 14 years and serving musically in church for nearly 20 years. She has taken students to various choral clinics and competitions rendering superior performances over the years. Currently pursuing her Doctorate in Worship Studies, she shares, ” I am a Choral Music Educator and Minister of Music who takes pride in my work with creating beautiful music with budding musicians. It is a true joy to see students of all ages enjoy my passion of music.