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Subjects Taught


Claflin University

B.A.- Music Education

May 2013



I have been playing the clarinet for about 15 years in band, ensemble, and solo settings. I have also been educated in various instruments to the intermediate level.

I am certified in Level III Choral Music Experience.

I am in my 5th year of teaching at Woodland and Hanrahan Elementary.


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My name is Jessica Gates, and I am the Music Teacher for Woodland and Hanrahan Elementary Schools.
I am a 2007 graduate of the Jennings School District. As a high school senior, I volunteered under the elementary band instructor as a mentor to the students, and witnessed the impact music made on the students and the instructor during the rehearsals and concerts, which lead me to pursue an education and career in teaching music.

I graduated from Claflin University in Orangeburg, South Carolina, May 2013 with a Bachelor's of Arts in Music Education.