20 Years of Making Beautiful Music & Musicians
By Dylan Rush, ACE Intern CSCS
Coral Springs Charter School (CSCS) is known to have exceptional teachers, some who have devoted themselves to the school and its students since opened in 1999! This year we are celebrating the school’s 20th anniversary and honoring the teachers who have been there since the start.
One of those outstanding teacher’s is Julie Morris Webb. Webb teaches high school and middle school chorus. Her youth was filled with a passion for music and early on was involved in multiple choirs, including ones at church and school. When she was a child, she enjoyed taking her stuffed animals and lining them up to for attendance and giving them assignments, just like a real teacher. Both her love of music and teaching provide her a career trajectory – allowing Webb to follow her passion to on to becoming a teacher. As a child, Webb learned piano from her grandmother. After moving to Germany during high school, Webb furthered her music instruction.
Webb has credited a lot of her successes and current position to her own high school chorus teacher, Ms. Evans. Webb shared, “She was so amazing, I wanted to be just like her.” When Webb graduated from college, she taught at a private school for the first year. When her position was changed to part-time, Webb found Charter Schools USA. Although it was an adjustment going from private to public school, Webb says, “Coral Springs Charter School afforded me the opportunity to teach with a unique style of instruction, providing students with a new way to learn.” Since joining CSCS, Webb has been named Chairwoman of the Performing Arts Department. She orchestrated the building of a theatre, chorus and band rooms, and auditorium for students. Of the performing arts space, Webb says students have a place where they can express themselves without fear of being torn down. Often, students come to Webb for support.
Webb has planned multiple events for students to expose them to the thrill of performing. They have plans to attend a competition at Busch Gardens and they are performing at the CSCS winter and spring concerts. Most exciting, Webb plans on taking students on a trip to her hometown of Tampa, to perform at her childhood church.
The one thing Webb wants her students to always remember is, “Believe in the music of your heart.” It is that passion for teaching and students that makes the CSCS such a great place for students looking to excel in area of performing arts.
Lynne Martzall Public Information Officer/Writer
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