Degrees and Certifications:
Associates Degree in Music Performance Bachelors Degree in Music Education Masters Degree in Administration and Leadership Educational Specialist Degree in Instructional Technology and Design/Leadership
Mr. Gary Lovingood
Mr. Lovingood has attended Carson Newman College, Hiwassee College, the University of Tennessee, Lincoln Memorial University, and Valdosta State University. He has degrees in Music Education, Administration and Leadership, and Instructional Technology. He taught 9 years in Tennessee before moving to Georgia. He has taught chorus at Cartersville Middle School since 2001 until moving to Cartersville Elementary School in 2014. Mr. Lovingood has been invited to direct multiple honors choruses throughout the state and has held leadership positions at the District and State level for the Georgia Music Educators Association.
He is a volleyball coach at Cartersville Middle School and the director of Orffestra which is an after school honors chorus program at Cartersville Elementary School.
He has a wife, Teresa who is a Guidance Counselor at Cartersville Elementary, a daughter, Kaitlyn and son Aric. Both are married and have given the Lovingood's the greatest part of their family, grandchildren.
He enjoys not only teaching music but performing as well. He loves working with the students in Cartersville and looks forward every year to teaching music.