Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Gwen Colter
I am the music teacher for grades K-5 at Independence Elementary School. I hold both the B.M.E. and M.M.E degrees from Winthrop University, as well as an E.D.S. degree in Educational Leadership from South Carolina State University. I completed certifications for Level I Orff-Schulwerk, and Level 1 Kodaly. I have 9 years teaching experience with middle and high school for Chester County Schools and 19 years experience in Rock Hill. I am currently the church musician for Clinton Chapel AME Zion Church in York, SC.
I coordinate and plan several music shows each year. We have a Veteran's Day program in November honoring service men and women, both past and present. We have a Christmas music program featuring students in grades 2 & 3. I work with students in grades 4 & 5 on our Black History Month program. Our spring music program features students in grades 1 & 2. I am also one of the sponsors of the Step Team program. In addition, I previously worked with the Rock Hill School District Honors Choir. I look forward to another exciting year of music in our school!