Anderson, Indiana

Judith Gibson

Sun, 2012-04-29 00:46 -- education

Judith Gibson

Judith (Judy) Gibson is currently teaching at Anderson University's School of Education in its Post-Baccalaureate Transition to Teaching Program and undergraduate program. Formerly the English Department Chairperson at Lawrence Central High School and Literacy Coach for the MSD of Lawrence Township Schools, she has taught English from grades six through college levels in both public and private schools, colleges, and universities. In addition to teaching and coaching, she has been a consultant to private and public schools and a presenter at various state and national educational organizations including the Indiana Gifted Association, the Urban League of Indianapolis, the Southern Regional Educational Board, and the National Shakespeare Conference in Washington, D.C. Also, she is a recipient of the prestigious Lilly Teacher Creativity Award and the Impalco Golden Apple Award.

Recently, she developed an ISTEP preparation program for teachers and students at Charles A. Tindley Accelerated School, an Indianapolis charter school, in which she designed various literacy strategies to scaffold students' reading and test-taking skills. In addition, she has mentored and supervised numerous student teacher candidates in AU's Teacher Preparation Program.

Besides teaching, as a mezzo-soprano, she has performed professionally with the Indianapolis Opera Company, the Opera de Lafayette, and the Indiana Opera Theater. She has performed over 35 operas in supporting roles and with the the Indianapolis Opera Company Chorus. In addition to being soloist at many churches and synagogues, she has also sung several recitals with her musician husband, Gregory Gibson, throughout central Indiana. As a current board member of the Harmonie Opera Club of Indianapolis, she plans and organizes concert-style operas for local Indiana audiences. She sings regularly at Grace Presbyterian Church in Indianapolis, Indiana.  Loving to travel, Judith has journeyed to Canada, Scotland, England, and Israel, where she volunteered to work for a summer with her college students and other international college student volunteers at the Ashdot Ya'acov Ichud Kibbutz.  Her favorite pasttimes include reading (C.S. Lewis, Biblical prophecy, biographies), walking, and playing the piano and violin. She resides in Fishers, IN with her husband Gregory and poodle, Sophia Anne.

Judith Gibson has been at Anderson University since 2004.

Contact:
jagibson@anderson.edu
Transition to Teaching Program
Undergraduate Education Program

Secondary Education
B.S., Indiana University
M.A., Maranatha Baptist University
M.S., Butler University