Sophie Dansereau (Kids on the Creek) from Clay County, attended the first CCMMS in 2002 and was a regular student until she stepped up to teaching assistant for Kids on the Creek three years ago. In 2015 Sophie also became our first official “kid wrangler”, filling the afternoons with activities for children of all ages. And in 2016 she joined the faculty. Sophie holds a degree in Early Education with a concentration in ages Birth through Kindergarten from Appalachian State University in North Carolina. She now works for the Children’s Council.
Debra Fields (Kids on the Creek) from Letcher County, holds a Master’s in Education and has over 30 years of experience in teaching visual arts, drama and Montessori. She enjoys travel and exploring other cultures and the natural world, passions which are reflected in her art and teaching. Debra has led the Dorothy Miles Art Camp at the Cowan Community Center for the past two years. We were delighted when she also joined the music school faculty last year. Debra is also an actor in the Cowan Community Theater.
Amanda Wells (Kids on the Creek) grew up in Pike County and pursued her love of music at Morehead State University where she earned a Master’s in music education. Amanda has taught music for NYC, Morgan County, and Rowan County Public Schools and voice for the Kentucky Center for Traditional Music and MSU’s theater department. In 2013 Amanda received the KMEA District 8 Elementary Educator of the Year Award and the same for Middle School in 2016. She is currently the Vocal Director at the School for the Creative and Performing Arts in Lexington.