Fine Arts Spotlight

 Fine Arts

Meet the Faculty

Department Head: Gerald Parker

Gerald Parker was named Fine Arts Department Chair in 2010. He is the 2012 Sequoyah Teacher of the Year and a 2014 inductee into the GA Thespians Teacher Hall of Fame. He is a proud Charter Chief and has been at Sequoyah since its doors opened in 1990.

He is a graduate of Pickens High School, Shorter College, has a Masters from The University of Alabama, and a Specialists Degree from Lincoln Memorial University. He also has gifted certification from Kennesaw State University. Contact him at gerald.parker@cherokee.k12.ga.us

Courses Offered


Accolades

One Act Play region championships-9
Region Best Actor/Actress: 15
One Act State Runner Up 1995
One Act State Third Place 2008
One Act State Third Place 2013
Sequoyah has been in the top three schools at region One Act 23 out of 27 years, and in the top four 26 out of 27 years.

Sequoyah Drama graduates have appeared on stage in New York and around the country, have been in major movies, soap operas, TV shows, while others work in technical fields of lighting, sound, and even writing!

Casey Eubanks

Mr. Eubanks has been a music educator for 21 years and is currently the director of bands and orchestra at Sequoyah High School in Canton, Georgia. He holds a Master of Music Education from Troy University, and a Bachelor of Music Education from Columbus State University, and is an active clinician and adjudicator.

Mr. Eubanks began his teaching career as an elementary and middle school band director before becoming the Assistant Director of Bands at Houston County High School in his hometown of Warner Robins, GA. Prior to his position at Sequoyah High School, Mr. Eubanks was Director of Bands at Sandy Creek High School in Tyrone, GA and Temple High School in Temple, GA.

Prior to his position at Sequoyah High School, Mr. Eubanks was Director of Bands at Sandy Creek High School in Tyrone, GA and Temple High School in Temple, GA. Mr. Eubanks has been listed in Who’s Who Among American High School Teachers and has been awarded the National Band Association’s Citation of Excellence on two occasions. Bands under Mr. Eubanks’ direction have consistently earned superior ratings at The Georgia Music Educator’s Association Large Group Performance Evaluations as well as class and grand championships at regional marching competitions. Mr. Eubanks’ bands have performed in New York, Chicago, Washington D.C., and at The Magic Kingdom in Orlando, Florida. Mr. Eubanks currently resides in Woodstock, Georgia with his wife and son. You can contact him at casey.eubanks@cheroekee.k12.ga.us

Josh Markham

Mr. Josh Markham is the choral director at Sequoyah High School, located in Canton, Georgia in Cherokee County. He is an avid baseball fan and recently visited the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY with his family. Mr. Markham enjoys playing chess against his children, who he can usually still beat. He is an Eagle Scout who is proud own all nine seasons of Seinfeld on DVD. Mr. Markham and his lovely wife, Kimberly, live in the Hickory Flat area with their five (yes, five) adorable children.

Mr. Markham’s degrees in Music Education are from Shorter College and the University of Georgia. Influential teachers include Martha Shaw, John Ratledge, Bill Caldwell, and Greg Hucks. The Sequoyah Singers Women were featured at the 2015 GMEA conference. The Sequoyah Boys Quartet has won back-to-back state championships at the GHSA State Literary Meet. Mr. Markham has presented sessions at both GMEA and ACDA Southern Division. He serves as an AP Reader in Music Theory for The College Board and as a Rater for the Praxis Music Exam for ETS. He is a strong advocate for the importance of teaching music literacy and believes that all students can and should be taught to read music. Contact him at josh.markham@cherokee.k12.ga.us

Kim Brown

This is my 29th year teaching and my 20th year at Sequoyah High School. I hold a BA in fine arts from Pennsylvania University of the Arts, a Master’s degree from the University of Alabama, and a Specialist degree from Nova University. I am also certified in Math education, but my passion has always been Art. I have two grown daughters and one son-in-law who are teachers and lifelong learners. I teach all levels of art, including 3 AP Studio art classes. Sequoyah art students consistently produce college level, quality artwork and have a history of award winning recognition at County, State and National levels. Contact her at kim.brown@cherokee.k12.ga.us

Joel Mooney

My name is Joel Mooney and I am teaching Visual Arts and Ceramics at Sequoyah High School. I have a B.F.A from Georgia State University and I have been teaching for 22 years. I was born and raised in Atlanta and have slowly made my way to Canton where I live with my wife Lisa and son Shields (16) and daughter Caroline (13). I have coached a variety of sports over the years including; baseball, wrestling, basketball, and track. I am currently a coach for the Sequoyah 9th grade football team. Contact him at joel.mooney@cherokee.k12.ga.us

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