Welcome to Ms. Sisson's page!
When I was in first grade and walked into my first music class, I saw a beautiful brown haired woman, with bright red lipstick, sitting cross legged at the piano. Her smile was a masterpiece and I decided at that moment…”I want to be a music teacher when I grow up!!!!!!!!!” I had been singing and dancing my whole life to that point and performing for my family, in dance recitals, at church and any where else I was invited. I pay tribute to my public school music teachers, band directors and my private piano teachers for setting the foundation.
I went to college, taught sixth grade for a couple of years, worked in Human Resources in the world of business, then moved over seas with my husband who worked in the petroleum industry. We lived in the countries of Nigeria, Mexico, Argentina, Venezuela, Saudi Arabia and Russia. The wealth of experience and opportunities I enjoyed culturally, socially, mentally, educationally during those years is indescribable.
In 2005, my son, our two dogs, Tiger Lily and Petunia, and I moved to Columbia, MO. My long ago career goal became a reality. I got the opportunity to be a music teacher at a great little school called Ulysses S. Grant. Carolyn Holste, a former Grant music teacher was my mentor and set me on a good path. The support and advice from the music department in general and the staff at Grant continues to help me learn to be a better teacher. I completed certification in the Kodaly methodology of teaching music at Central Missouri University.
Now I have two different dogs, Fredy and Sammie. My son will be a senior at Rock Bridge and I will be starting my 10th year...wow!!!
I have had the good fortune to have taught at Parkade, Midway, Mill Creek and the Center for Responsive Education. As I begin my tenth year, I am at Grant B and D mornings and every afternoon.
Here is a web site from my home town, Louisiana, MO.