Dr. Phyllis E. Johnson-Porter is a graduate of Bennett College, Greensboro, North Carolina, and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Education. She received her Master of Music degree and all three levels of certification in Orff-Schulwerk from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati, Ohio. She received certification in Disciplined-Based Music Education from Armstrong-Atlantic University in Savannah, Georgia, and the Doctor of Education degree in Educational Leadership from Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Porter has 28 years of public school teaching experience. She has taught in Cincinnati, Ohio, Hamilton, Ohio, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Jackson, Mississippi, and Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Porter was selected Richmond County School System's 2016 Teacher of the Year and was the recipient of the Perry Publishing and Broadcasting 2016 Educator of the Year Award. She is the published author of The Children's Church Choir: A Handbook for Children's Choir Directors and Those Desiring to Develop A Ministry of Music for Children.