Ms. Anola Douglas
Grace E. Metz Middle School
TME Podcast Season 4, Ep. 12: Presenting at a Conference with Ms. Anola Douglas
Description: Presenting at a Conference can be scary yet rewarding venture. Today we interviewed Ms. Anola Douglas as she explained her experience presenting at a conference for the first time during CoVid-19.
Interview with Ms. Anola Douglas
Originally from Maryland, Anola Douglas is currently in her 15th year of music education. She received her Bachelor of Science in Music Education at Elon University where she studied piano. Ms. Douglas also has a Masters in Education Administration from Liberty University. She is currently the choir director at Metz Middle School in Manassas City.
At Metz, Anola teaches 7th and 8th grade Performance Chorus, Beginning Chorus and 7th grade Music Technology. Last year, the choir program had students audition for and make both District 9 All-District Chorus and VA All-State Middle School Chorus. Prior to Metz, Anola worked at H.H. Poole Middle School in Stafford. During her 3-year tenure at Poole, her 6th, 7th and 8th grade choirs received Superior ratings at District Assessment every year. She also had students audition for and make VA All-State Middle School Chorus both years that Poole participated. In her last year, the H.H. Poole Music Department received the Virginia Music Educator's Blue Ribbon award.
In addition to teaching chorus, Anola also teaches piano lessons virtually. Anola lives in Fredericksburg with her husband Charlie and two fur babies, Sayde and Coda.