My name is Clare Eggleston and I am so excited to be teaching music to your children again this year at High Shoals Elementary. I graduated from Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina in 2004 with a Bachelor's degree in Music Education and Music K-12 certification. I also hold my certification in Orff-Schulwerk Level 1 and am a member of Georgia Music Educators Association (GMEA), National Association for Music Education (NAfME), and Professional Association of Georgia Educators (PAGE). This is my 15th year teaching music and I have also taught in Rock Hill, SC and in Jackson County, GA. My husband, Travis, and I live in Athens with our eight year-old daughter named Maggie and three year-old son named Reece.
From a very young age, I knew I wanted to be a teacher. I, like many other future teachers, lined up my dolls and barbies and taught them "school" when I was a little girl. I even tried to teach my baby sister when she would let me. I have always enjoyed teaching children in various capacities - from working at Vacation Bible School to an Afterschool program. I come from a very musical family and played the piano and cello and was a vocal major in college. This musical background and love for children inspired me to become a music teacher! I love teaching music and I truly enjoy teaching the wonderful students of High Shoals each day!