Early childhood educator receives two honors

Posted at 4:56 PM on Sep 3, 2016


Special to SVLfreenews.com

A local educator has received two honors for her work with Kindermusik International.

Statesville's Gina Terry, an early childhood specialist at Kindermusik with Gina, is one of 20 educators from five countries to be named a Maestro in Outreach. In addition, Terry is one of 300 among a group of 5,000 licensed Kindermusik educators to be named a Maestro Producer, which recognizes program growth.

“The Kindermusik Maestro has a mission: helping children become better learners and helping parents understand how to help them reach their highest potential,” said Michael Dougherty, CEO of Kindermusik International.

Terry began providing Kindermusik at First Presbyterian Church in 2004. Today, she teaches the learning program to individual families, as well as the classroom curriculum offered exclusively at First Presbyterian Preschool.

“It is a pleasure to go to ‘work’ each day and be part of the joy that is music and learning. I am passionate about collaborating with parents and the excellent staff at FPC Preschool. I am humbled and honored to be recognized in the Maestro program and I look forward to the professional development afforded to Maestro educators,” said Terry.

The Maestro Program recognizes licensed Kindermusik educators who master one of two levels in early childhood development: fast-growing programs and outstanding community service. This is the first year Terry has received both awards simultaneously.

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