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How Covid Has Affected The Way Students Learn, And How Educators Teach

Podcast Episode Summary

In this episode we'll be listening to a webinar hosted by Amro Music on August 6, 2022 looking at how Covid has affected the way students learn, and how educators teach. We were joined by Brittany Jerrell from Stewarts Creek Middle School in Smyrna, Tennessee, Kim Webb from Greene County Tech High School in Paragould, Arkansas, and Ben McLemore from Lewisburg Middle School in Hernando, Mississippi. The discussion was moderated by Nick Averwater.


Podcast Guests

Brittany Jerrell

Stewarts Creek Middle School

Originally from Hendersonville, TN, Brittany Jerrell is starting her 3rd year of teaching at Stewarts Creek Middle School. Prior to Stewarts Creek, Mrs. Jerrell held a middle school & high school band position in Macon County, TN. Mrs. Jerrell earned a Bachelors Degree of Music Education from Middle Tennessee State University, where she graduated magna cum laude. During her time at MTSU, she served on the executive board of the School of Music Student Advisory Council (SOMSAC), was a section leader in the Band of Blue & Symphonic Band, was a student conductor for the MTSU Trumpet Ensemble, and served as librarian for the MTSU Band of Blue. In addition, Mrs. Jerrell was a brass instructor for Coffee County HS and private trumpet instructor. Mrs. Jerrell was awarded the “Joseph T. Smith Award for Music Education” and was recognized for “Outstanding Accomplishments in Instrumental Music Education.” She is a member of Pi Kappa Lambda Music Honor Society, Middle Tennessee School Band and Orchestra Association, Tennessee Music Educators Association, and the National Association for Music Education.

Kim Webb

Greene County Tech High School

Kim is Director of Bands at Greene County Tech School District in Paragould, AR. The GCT Band serves 450 students in the GCTSD as one of the largest organizations on campus. The Eagle band is made up of several ensembles:  Marching Eagle Band, High School Concert Band, Jazz Band, Junior High Pep Band, Junior High Concert Band, Intermediate Concert Band, and Beginning Band. Members are offered multiple performance opportunities throughout the year including Football Games, Marching competitions, indoor stage concerts, and concert assessments in performance and sight-reading. Members in GCT Bands are offered various ways to achieve individually in the region and state bands and solo/ensemble competitions. The Marching Eagle band has received numerous first division trophies and currently reigns as the Grand Champion of the Cabot Marching Invitational for the second year in a row. Their concert bands have received consistent Superior Ratings in Concert Performance and Sight-Reading. 

Ben McLemore

Lewisburg Middle School


The University of Mississippi, Bachelor of Music, 2011

The University of Mississippi, Master of Music, 2013


Mr. McLemore is currently in his 7th year teaching at Lewisburg Middle School.  As well as teaching at LMS, Mr. McLemore assists at Lewisburg High School with the Marching Patriot Band as well as the Lewisburg High School Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, and Concert Band.



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