Hello! My name is Mrs. Terra Jo Haley. The 2019-2020 school year marks my 13th year of teaching music, my 6th year in SLPS and my 3rd year at Gateway Elementary MST. Throughout my 13 years of teaching, I have gained experience in all grade levels, preschool – 12th grade. I currently have a mixture of classes from preschool – 5th grade at Gateway. I acquired my Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education from Hannibal-LaGrange University in June of 2000. If you are doing the math you realize there are 6 years missing from the time I graduated and the amount of years I have taught. I did work in the music business side for 6 years but eventually realized my heart really was in teaching music to our youth. While I majored in both vocal and instrumental music in college and have taught both I specialize in vocal and musical theater. Because of this passion, I began an auditioned musical theater group called “Gateway Showstoppers” during the 2018-2019 school year, and we are still going strong! I love inspiring young minds through music and I am grateful for the opportunities Gateway Elementary has offered me in doing this. Thank you for the opportunity to help your child develop their inner talents!