Dr. Kinsey Edwards is a Gwinnett County Public Schools alumna. She attained her undergraduate degree, a Bachelor of Music Education, from Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina. She earned her Masters of Music Education and Educational Doctorate from the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia. Since beginning her teaching career in Gwinnett County, Dr. Edwards participated in the Gwinnett County Teachers as Leaders cohort in 2012 and was selected as Teacher of the Year and one of Gwinnett County's top 25 Semi-finalists in that same year. She has presented at the Georgia Music Educators Association Convention and the National Association for Music Education Research Conference. Dr. Edwards conducted at the GMEA District 3 Honor Orchestra clinic, and organized GMEA All State for two years. In 2017, she was asked to conduct a piece with the Middle School All State Orchestra under the guidance of string pedagog, Richard Meyer. Dr. Edwards has been published in the Georgia American String Teachers Association Newsletter, Georgia Music News, and currently has an article in press with the Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education. She lives at home in Buford, GA with her daughter Ansley, and husband, Dr. Andy Edwards, who teaches music technology at Peachtree Ridge High School in Gwinnett County.
Mrs. Ashley Yoo has been teaching Orchestra for 18 years, with the last 15 being at Crews Middle School. She grew up playing cello and singing in the All-State and Governor’s Honors programs in her home state of South Carolina. Once in college, she focused her efforts on her orchestral endeavors and received her Bachelor of Music Education from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 2000. Her Masters degree in Curriculum and Instruction is from Lesley University, and her Education Specialist degree in Curriculum and Instruction is from Piedmont College. She is currently writing her dissertation for her Educational Doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction with Piedmont College. Mrs. Yoo is married and has two children, ages 10 and 12. On the weekends, you will find her at lacrosse fields and equestrian events supporting her family.