The praise for this year’s Grandparent’s Day program was spectacular! It was impossible to walk through the hallway without hearing compliments about our students, the bands and their director, Mr. Benson, and of course another one of our newest faculty members, Ms. Sarah Hammerlee.
Ms. Hammerlee graduated from Asbury University in Wilmore, Kentucky in 2013 with a bachelors degree in K-12 music education with a choral emphasis. She grew up in Erie, Pennsylvania in a very musical household and has always loved singing and making music. She now lives in Macon and says she feels so blessed to be able to teach music to such wonderful students!
What makes you most excited about teaching at Tattnall?
I am thrilled to be teaching at Tattnall! One of the most exciting aspects about TSA is the fact that I get to teach at a school that not only focuses heavily on student academics but also focuses on their walk with God. I am thoroughly enjoying the opportunity to do what I know I was made to do, teach music! This is my first year of teaching and I can already see that Tattnall is a spectacular place to be.
What do you think makes the classroom experience at Tattnall unique?
The classroom experience at Tattnall is unique in so many ways. The class sizes are smaller, which is great for a music classroom. This gives the students more opportunities to showcase their creativity and talents in my classroom.
Another unique experience at Tattnall is chapel. I have the privilege of being the lower school chapel director as well as music director. Weekly chapel in the lower school gives students and faculty alike the chance to meet in Trojan Hall, sing, dance to worship songs, and listen to some wonderful guest speakers. It is a time that everyone enjoys!