B.A. in Music from Anderson University with a major in piano performance and pedagogy, and minors in flute and voice | Teacher certification in Spanish from Clemson University
She has been teaching General Music, Chorus, and Instrumental Music, as well as Spanish since 2002. She found a love for Catholic education in 2013 when she and her husband enrolled their 2 very young sons in preschool at The Catholic Church of St. Ann in Marietta, GA. Mrs. Lawson has previously taught music at The Mother of God School in Gaithersburg, MD as well as St. Joesph Catholic Church and School in Anderson, SC.
She is tremendously excited to be joining the OLR faculty where she will be teaching music by implementing and specializing in the Ward Music Method. Her teaching methods are to build strong foundational skills in music through singing which greatly enhances musical skills, and understanding. The skills that students learn from the Ward Method translate successfully into greater achievement in learning to play musical instruments.
Mrs. Lawson has a love for Music History, Music Theory, Orchestration, learning to play musical instruments, Gregorian Chant, and Hymnology. She is most excited about the classical model of Catholic education. This will allow her to fully return to her classically trained roots in her classroom to create and explore all aspects of music with her students through goodness, beauty, and truth as our dedication to God.
Mrs. Lawson is a native of Fair Play, SC where she currently resides with her husband, with whom she shares a love for theater, and performance art. They both are looking forward to sharing their knowledge by volunteering with the theater program at OLR this year. They have 2 sons who are enrolled at OLR this year in the 5th, and 7th grades as well.