New FS Jr/High School Vocal Teacher: Emily Elliott

Emily Elliott. Submitted photo.
 Emily Elliott, 37, is the new Fort Scott Middle and High School Vocal Music Director.
Fort Scott Middle School.

She is passionate about sharing music with people of all ages and has 18 years of experience equipping individuals, choirs and ensembles with the skills needed for music excellence, she said.

 Elliott received her BME from Baker University in 2019, specializing in vocal music with percussion as her secondary instrument.

 Elliott and her blended family are originally from Lawrence but are “excited to be a part of the Fort Scott community”, she said.

Her partner in life is Brad Kirk, who works as a master welder and maintenance technician. Her son, Oliver, will attend Eugene Ware Elementary as a 5th-Grader and her daughter, Madeline, will be an 8th-grader at the middle school.

In her spare time, Elliott enjoys reading, hanging out with family and friends, kayaking, watching movies, adding stamps to her passport, and attending live music and comedy shows.

As a music educator,  Elliott looks forward to sharing with her students the world of music and giving them the tools for deeper understanding and discovery,  and will work to create a positive inclusive classroom environment and rely on differentiated instruction that nurtures and enriches all students in their music-making.

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