Gina Jolly is currently in her 24th year of teaching music K-12.
Teaching experiences: Gallman Elementary in Newberry School District (1997- 1999)- Elementary Music Hodges and Pinecrest Elementary in Greenwood Dist. 50 (1999-2003)- Elementary Music Edgewood Middle School and Ninety Six High School in Greenwood Dist. 52 (2003-2006)- Choral Director Greenwood High School in Greenwood Dist. 50 (2006 - present)- Choral Director Education: BA in Music Education from North Greenville College in 1996 Masters in Music Education from University of South Carolina in 2005 National Board Certification in 2002 and renewed National Board Certification in 2012 Professional Affiliations: ACDA: American Choral Directors Association (2016-present) NAfME: National Association of Music Educators (1995- present) President Elect of the SCMEA Choral Division (2011-2013) President of the SCMEA Choral Division (2013-2015) Past President of the SCMEA Choral Division (2015-2017) SCMEA Executive board (2011-2017) SCMEA All- State Committee SCMEA Choral Festival Committee Judge for the South Carolina All- State Chorus Clinician for several Choral Clinics and music camps in South Carolina and Georgia Choirs under her direction have consistently received superior ratings at Choral Festivals for Performance and Sight Reading and a large number of students under her direction have been selected for the SCMEA All-State and SCACDA Honors Choirs.
Gina is married to Kevin Jolly and they have two daughters, Kayla and Rachel. They reside in Greenwood SC. Kevin is a 1992 Graduate of GHS, and former Show Choir member with Mrs. Jean Stark. He works for Custom Audio and Lighting, and is the official sound guy for all of the GHS Choral performances. Their 28 year old daughter Kayla Beard is married to Cody and they have a beautiful one year old baby girl named Kinlee. Kayla is the Music teacher at Lakeview Elementary. Their youngest daughter, Rachel is 20 years old and attends Newberry College where she is playing on the Volleyball team and singing in the Choir while earning a degree in Digital Marketing with a minor in Music and a minor in Business.