Area: 1st Grade
Mrs. Cogswell has been a renowned music teacher and performer for over 40 years. She has a Bachelor of Music Education with Piano Principal degree from Florida State University and has completed graduate studies in piano performance at Meredith University. She holds certifications in both Kindermusik and Musikgarten. Mrs. Cogswell has extensive teaching experience, ranging from church youth choirs to individual lessons to music camps and academies. She still serves as Director of the Snyder Music Academy and teaches Kindermusik once a week to children at the Fayetteville Metropolitan Housing Authority. Mrs. Cogswell enjoys teaching a few children at home for private piano lessons.
Ms. D’Alpe holds a B.A. from UNC-Chapel Hill and an M.A. from Campbell University. She teaches 1st grade. She has served the Academy since 2005 and has been an educator since 1973.
Mrs. Reeder holds a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Campbell University and a master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Kansas State University. She has been teaching since 2008.
Mrs. Smith holds a B.S. from Methodist University. She has served the Academy since 1990.
Mrs. Young joins our faculty after several years of involvement as a substitute teacher and parent volunteer at F.A. She received an A.A. degree from Louisburg College and also holds a B.S. in Sociology with a minor in Elementary Education from Methodist University. Mrs. Young has five years of experience as a full-time teacher at Northwood Temple Academy and Glendale Acres. She has also received Gesell training and her certification in that program. Her two children, Ashlyn and Kenneth, are currently students in our Lower School.