Rev J Wayne Kerr

Religon, Music

Years of teaching: 40



What is your favorite thing about teaching?

Working with the children, helping them to be creative and self motivated to learn.

Please describe anything unique or interesting in your background that is relevant to the job.

I am a respected published composer of handbell, organ and choral music.

Who/what inspired you to become a teacher?

I knew at an early age that I was called to be a teacher, following the encouragement of several special teachers over the years.

Who is someone you really admire and why?

There are several people I admire but Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King stands out. Growing up in the South during the 1960's I learned that it is imperative never take our civil and religious freedoms lightly. To stand up for equality and mutual respect and freedom to live fully as a child of God.

Can you share any favorite quotes?

Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant." -Robert Louis Stevenson

"I am happiest when..."

I'm sharing the faith through teaching and music.

What is the best advice you have ever heard or received?

Listen always and always be slow to speak.

Holistically designed educational experiences designed to engage the student by connecting and blending various disciplines (history, science, music and art) together in such a way that offers greater understanding of the subject topic.

What is the coolest or most important (teaching/learning/educational) trend you see today?

Tell us something that might surprise us about you.

I actually enjoy Bluegrass music!

If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?

To speak Mandarin

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