Sarah Thompsontakes pleasure enriching the development of young learners everywhere! Sarah holds a Bachelor's in Elementary Education as well as a Master's of Special Education from Shippensburg University. She taught Special Education preschool for 5 years and conducted early intervention for the birth to 3 program locally before becoming a Mommy. Though not a professional singer, Sarah is more than willing to burst out into song to help children learn, get moving, and yes... even clean up. Sarah enjoys spending time with her family, reading books, and cooking. Sarah lives in Hanover with her husband, daughter, and her crazy spotted dog Chaz!
Diane Stewart enjoys enriching the lives of children through books and music! She holds a BA in Elementary Education from College of Notre Dame of Maryland University. Diane has taught 5th Grade in Baltimore County, held the position of Children's Program Coordinator for Glatfelter Memorial Library in Spring Grove where she ran the Summer Reading Program and enjoyed interacting with the children and parents in Story Time and other library programs. Diane also volunteers in the public school system,has taught Pre-K and Kindergarten Religious Education at her church, and been the craft coordinator for Vacation Bible School. Diane lives in Spring Grove with her husband, their two children, their dog, and four cats!
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Gretchen Walter is always excited to share her love of music with children and their caregivers! Gretchen holds a BA from McDaniel College, has training in piano, voice, and music theory from both McDaniel College and the Peabody Conservatory of Music, and is licensed in Early Childhood Music Education. She is also the Director of Children's Music at St. Paul's Lutheran Church where she serves as an AssistingMinster, is a member of both the bell and senior choirs, and is the Sunday School & VBS Storyteller.
Gretchen lives in Hanover with her husband, their two dogs, and when visiting; their two grown children.
Margaret Folkemerdelights in sharing her lifelong love of music with others! Margaret holds a Bachelor of Music in Voice from McGill University (Montreal, QC) and has additional training in piano, oboe and pennywhistle (a type of Irish flute). She performs professionally as a soloist and with her two folk music bands, Dearest Home and Cormorant’s Fancy. Currently, Margaret serves as Director of Music Ministries at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, where she leads the Youth, Senior, Bell, and Heritage choirs. She is also a nanny for her niece and nephew, which she’s greatly enjoyed doing for the past few years. Margaret lives in Gettysburg with her family (including two adorable dogs!).
Music And Motion