Area: Arts

Name: Jonathan Andrews
Title: Band Director
Phone: 910-868-5131, ext. 3557

Mr. Andrews joined the faculty of Fayetteville Academy in 2009. He has studied instrument music and played the French horn since the 5th grade. His mother a cellist, and father a trombone player, are both musicians who instructed him from an early age. Mr. Andrews played the horn in a church brass group until the 9th grade when he joined his first school band.

He went on to study music in college at Tennessee Temple, and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. It was there he met his wife, Yvette, who is a trombone player. Mr. Andrews and his family moved to Fayetteville in 2001. They have six children and nine grandchildren.

In 2006, Mr. Andrews, his wife and another family met to form the Fayetteville Community Band which later was renamed the Fayetteville Symphonic Band. The band still meets at Methodist University every Monday night and gives regular concerts throughout the year.

Mr. Andrews is a composer of band works as well. His works have been played at all-district festivals and his brass works have been played across the country.

Mr. Andrews enjoys watching others discover the richness he has found through discipline of learning to play an instrument.

Mr. Andrews’s Favorite Things

Name: Donna Jo Mangus
Title: Choral Instructor
Phone: 910-868-5131 x.3556

Donna Jo Mangus, 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. Mangus 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.

Mrs. Mangus’s Favorite Things

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 7th 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: 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.

Ms. Williams’s Favorite Things