MARIE ELLIOTT is the new director of bands at Moultrie Middle School in Mt. Pleasant.She recently completed her Masters degree in Music Education from the University of Georgia where she was a graduate assistant with the Georgia Redcoat Band.She received her Bachelor's degree in Music Education from the University of Southern Mississippi, she graduated with highest honors and was nominated for Student Teacher of the Year.Before arriving in Mt. Pleasant, Ms. Elliott taught instrumental music at Lovejoy Middle School in Lovejoy, Georgia for four years where she served as the Fine Arts and Exploratory Chair, as well as Producer of the All-County Honor Musical.
The 325-member band program consisted of 4 performing bands and scored consistent superior ratings at numerous contests and festivals.She
was named teacher of the year for the 2002-2003 school year.Ms. Elliott
has studied conducting with Dr. John Culvahouse, Dr. David Kish, and Dr. Matthew Mailman, and flute with Dr. Constance Lane, Dr. Mary Karen Clardy, and Angela Jones-Reus.