About Our Team
The Gammon Specials Team includes 2 music teachers, 2 PE teachers, an art teacher, and a librarian. Gammon students will have 2 music lessons, 2 PE lessons, 1 library lessson, and 1 art lesson each week with these specialists.
Sonya Maxwell (Music): Has been a music teacher at Gammon for over 30 years! She loves Gammon's diverse community and feels lucky to have remained at Gammon for most of her career. She has bachelor and master's degrees in music education and is ESL endorsed.
Marcia Bricker (Music): Is beginning her third year at Gammon. She also teaches a day and a half at Woodland Elementary. She has a bachelor's degree in music education and a master's degree in curriculum and development. Gordon Institute of Music Learning certificates in early childhood, general music, and piano.
Taryn Whitmore (PE): Has been teaching eight years, mostly at Gammon. She has a bachelor's degree, is ESL endorsed, and CPR certified.
Kat Massaglia (PE): This is her ninth year of teaching, third year at Gammon. She has a bachelor's degree in journalism and a master's degree in arts and teaching. She is endorsed in PE.
Lucy Pierce (Library): This is her 13th year as librarian. Before being a librarian she taught 1st and 2nd grade. She has a bachelor's degree, master's degree, ESL endorsement, and library endorsement.
Emily Haltom (Art): Beginning second year at Gammon. She also teaches a day at Black Elementary. Bachelor degree in Textile Design with a minor in Art History. Finishing up Master of Science in Education.
Our Favorite Habit
Lucy Pierce's favorite habit is: Put First Things First. "It helps organize my thinking."
Emily Haltom's favorite habit is: Synergize. "Two heads are better than one!"
Sonya Maxwell's favorite habit is: Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood. "Many challenges are solved by seeking first to understand then working to be understood."
Marcia Bricker's favorite habit is: Synergize. "It just makes me happy to be able to work together with others to accomplish great things!"
Taryn Whitmore's favorite habit is: Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood. "If everyone would try to listen to others thoughts, feelings and ideas, then more things would be accomplished and people would feel valued."
Kat Massaglia's favorite habit is: Sharpen the Saw. "Taking care of ourselves helps us achieve the other habits."