Area: Arts

Name: Zachary Keyes
Title: Band Instructor

A North Carolina native, Zachary holds a bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Methodist University.  While there, he taught music at all levels and performed extensively on his primary instrument, the bassoon.  Zachary also continues to perform as a member of the Fayetteville Symphonic Band.  Zachary teaches all levels of band at Fayetteville Academy.

Name: Laura Harsant Reeves
Title: Art Instructor
Phone: 910-868-5131, ext. 3401
After studying Foundations and Illustration at the Savannah College of Art and Design for two years, Mrs. Reeves earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a concentration in Painting and Drawing from East Carolina University, as well as a Master of Arts in Teaching with a concentration in Art Education from UNC-Pembroke.  She teaches Art to grades Pre-K through 6th grade.  Mrs. Reeves has extensive professional experience in children’s book illustration and various freelance projects. She has been teaching since 2005, and she has been at the Academy since 2014. Mrs. Reeves also teaches clubs for the After-School Enrichment Program, and every summer she teaches camps for Summer Odyssey.
Name: Donna Jo Severt
Title: Choral Instructor
Phone: 910-868-5131 x.3556

Donna Jo Severt, Director of Choral Music and Music Teacher, has a bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Campbell University. She is a national board-certified teacher in early and middle childhood music. A lifelong resident of Cumberland County, Mrs. Severt is recently retired from Cumberland County Schools where she most recently taught at Max Abbott Middle School and Terry Sanford High School. She is a member of the Cumberland Choral Arts and the Cross Creek Chorale. She serves as the artistic director of the Campbellton Youth Chorus.

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Name: Olivia Williams
Title: Art Instructor
Phone: 910-868-5131, ext. 3559

Ms. Williams earned her BFA in Art History and Studio Art from Wofford College. Prior to coming to Fayetteville Academy, she served as an Assistant Teacher at Meeting Street Academy and as an Education Intern at Mary H. Wright Elementary School. She has also worked as an Art Studio Intern and as a Museum Attendant and has had her own artwork featured in several shows and exhibitions.

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