Degrees and Certifications:
Dr. Phyllis E. Johnson-Porter
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 Orff Schulwerk Certification from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Cincinnati, Ohio. She received certification in Discipline-based Music Education from Armstrong-Atlantic University in Savannah, Georgia, and the Doctor of Education Degree in Educational Leadership from Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Porter has 27 years of public school teaching experience and has taught in Cincinnati, Ohio, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Jackson, Mississippi, and Atlanta, Georgia.
Dr. Porter was selected as Richmond County School System's 2016 Teacher of the Year and received 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.
Welcome to the second half of the 2018-2019 school year. It is an honor for me to serve as Music Specialist and I am thrilled about the opportunity to holistically nurture, cultivate, and develop the minds of students at Belair K-8 School.