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Greetings JES!!! My name is Ms. Zerbe and I am the music teacher and chorus director at Jackson Elementary. This is my fifth year as Jackson Elementary Music Teacher/chorus director. Previously, I worked 11 years at Clayton County Schools as a music therapist and 4 years in at a facility in Pittsburgh as a music therapist. I absolutely love teaching music and sharing my love of music with our students here at Jackson Elementary.
When I am not in the JES music room, I love being on the lake, traveling, hiking, and kayaking. If it is outdoors, I am there!
I am originally from Northwestern Pennsylvania. I received my Bachelor of Science degree in music therapy from Elizabethtown College in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania. I then completed several music education courses at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh before moving to Georgia, where I completed more music education courses at Georgia State University. Later, I graduated from Valdosta State University with a Master's Degree of Teaching in Special Education.
Instruments that I play are piano, clarinet, and guitar. I love to sing, and can often be found making songs up about anything and everything!
I look forward to working with all of the Jackson Elementary School students for the 2022-2023 school year!!!