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    Edwards and Pearson

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Dr. Kinsey Edwards

Dr. Kinsey Edwards is a Gwinnett County Public Schools alumna.  She attained her undergraduate degree, a Bachelor of Music Education, from Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina. She earned her Masters of Music Education and Educational Doctorate from the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia.  Since beginning her teaching career in Gwinnett County, Dr. Edwards participated in the Gwinnett County Teachers as Leaders cohort in 2012 and was selected as Teacher of the Year and one of Gwinnett County's top 25 Semi-finalists in that same year.  She has presented at the Georgia Music Educators Association Convention and the National Association for Music Education Research Conference.  Dr. Edwards conducted at the GMEA District 3 Honor Orchestra clinic, and organized GMEA All State for two years.  In 2017, she was asked to conduct a piece with the Middle School All State Orchestra under the guidance of string pedagog, Richard Meyer.  Dr. Edwards is the current Teacher of the Year at Crews Middle School and one of Gwinnett County's top 25 Semi-finalists for the second time. Dr. Edwards has been published in the Georgia American String Teachers Association Newsletter, Georgia Music News, and in The Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education. She lives at home in Buford, GA with her daughter Ansley, and husband, Dr. Andy Edwards, who teaches music technology at Peachtree Ridge High School in Gwinnett County. 

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Mrs. Suzanne Pearson

Suzanne Pearson is a Gwinnett County Public Schools alumna from the Collins Hill Cluster.  She attained her undergraduate degree, a Bachelor of Music Education, from Kennesaw State University. She earned her Masters of Music Education from the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia.  She started her career at Lanier Middle School in 2013 has since taught at Crews Middle and Shiloh Middle.  She served on the IB Middle Years Program Learning Community during her time at Shiloh.  She lives at home in Lawrenceville, GA with husband, Thomas Pearson, who now teaches orchestra at Shiloh Middle School.  The two of them teach private lessons from their home as well as help manage the Mainstreet Orchestra that Mr. Pearson directs in Suwanee, Georgia.