OkMEA Retired Music Teacher Directory

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Retired Teacher NameCharlotte M. (Connally) Gagliardi
ChildrenColleen and Marco
Address3008 NW Heritage Lane
Lawton, OK 73507
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Phone(580) 248-1270
In what year did you retire from teaching?2006
How many years did you teach?30
Degrees Earned (start with most recent)

University of Oklahoma - Norman, OK - BME: Vocal Music, Piano and Theory - 1976

Other Training Institutions (certifications, etc.)

Cameron University - Lawton, OK - pursuing a Masters of Science in Educational Leadership (2006-2008)

Teaching Positions (start with the most recent)

2000-2006 - Lawton HS, OK - Choral Director
1997-2000 - Eisenhower JH, OK - Choral Director
1987-1997 - Lawton HS, OK - Choral Director
1984-1987 - Central JH, OK - Choral Director
1980-1984 - Carriage Hills Elementary, OK - Music Teacher
1976-1980 - Noble HS, OK - Choral Director

Teaching Highlights (ensemble accomplishments, personal accomplishments, etc.)

Lawton High School choirs consistently received superior ratings in solo/ensemble/choral contests at State Choral Contest, Little Dixie, and Show Choir contests.

Chosen as an Honor Choir for OMEA in 1995

Show Choir asked to perform for Governor Keating in 1997

Professional Education Associations

- Chorus Chairman 1994
- Southwest Representative 1997-2001
- JH Choir Chairman 2001

Personal Honors and Awards

ACE Award nominee in 1987, 1988, 1990, 1992 and 1993
LHS Teacher of the Year in 1995 and 2004
Who's Who from 1994-2006
Nominated NFL Teacher of the Year in 1997, 1999 and 2000
Nominated Disney TOY in 1999 and 2000
District Fine Arts Supervisor of Secondary Band/Vocal in 2005-2006
Directed several honor choirs in Oklahoma
Nominated for OCDA Director of Distinction in 1999

Retirement Years (jobs, accomplishments, travel, etc.)

Private voice and piano studio
Graduate school at Cameron University
Substitute occasionally for friends
Garden every day that I can
Involved in local Retired Teachers Association

Janis Dawson, OkMEA Past President

6721 Stonycreek Dr.
Oklahoma City, OK 73132
(405) 740-9306
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