About Me

WORK

Jewett High School, Winter Haven, Fl (April – June 1967) Duties: Prepared students for graduation ceremonies; evaluated students

Typist/Proof reader American Bible Society, New York, NY (August – November 1967) Duties: sought and read literature for accuracy

Second Grade/Elementary Music Teacher Junior Academy, Brooklyn, NY (1967 - 1969) Duties: Taught second grade academic classes; prepared students for a spring musical; evaluated students

Jessie B. Davis Hill-Owens, Day Care Director Community Day Care Project, Plainfield, NJ (January – June 1970) Duties: Supervised workers in the classrooms and cafeteria; arranged training for workers, prepared and presented reports

Choral Music Teacher Lake Wales Junior/McLaughlin Middle, Lake Wales Fl (1970 – 1988) Duties: Director of the vocal music program: prepared students for seasonal concerts, district competitions, All-County, and All-State choruses; evaluated students; coordinated and organized trips; organized choral booster organizations

General and Choral Music Teacher Frostproof Elementary, Middle and Senior High School, Frostproof, Fl (1988-1992) Duties: Taught general music to elementary students and prepared the senior high students for seasonal concerts and festival competitions; coordinated and organized trips, evaluated students

 

Jewett Elementary, Winter Haven, Fl (1991 – 1994) Duties: Taught general music to elementary students and prepared the students for seasonal concerts; evaluated students

 

Denison Middle School, Winter Haven, Fl (1994 – 1999) Duties: Director of the vocal music program; prepared students for seasonal concerts and district competitions; coordinated and organized trips; organized choral booster group, organize, typed and print program for concerts; prepared students for All-County, and All-State choruses; organized awards banquets; evaluated Students

Choral Music Teacher Westwood Middle School, Winter Haven, Fl (2000 – 2012 ) Duties: Director of the vocal music program: prepared students for seasonal concerts and MPA; coordinated and organized trips; organized choral booster group. Organized, type and print program for concerts, prepared students for All-County and All-State Choruses; organized awards banquets. Chair of Annual

 

Awards and Student Incentive Committee (2000 - 2001)

 

School Advisory Council (2000-2003)
 

Director of the Extended Learning Program (Tutorial Program) (2001 – 2004) Chair of Public Relations (2001 – 2003)
Wrote article: “Saturday’s Child,” Extended Learning Program

 

Member of School Improvement Committee (2000-2004)

 

Coordinator of Beginning Teachers Program (2001- 2004) Duties: held monthly meetings, presented lessons on classroom management. Served as a support base/mentor. Building Bridges after School Program (Instructor): Piano Lab (2004- 2007)

 

Director of School Musicals (2007-2011)

 

Adjunct Professor Florida A & M University, Lakeland, Fl (2006- 2009) Duties: Taught undergraduates basic education course

(Music, Art & Physical Education); evaluate students Polk Community College, Winter Haven, Fl (2012 – present)

Contact Me

Dr. J. Owens Academy Of Fine Arts

1708 2nd St. NE Winter Haven, FL 33881

PH:(863) 604-5415

email: melodicjess@aol.com