Quincy Madison teaches music and chorus to seventh, eighth, and ninth graders at Park Junior High School in Beckley. Mr. Madison's mentor was his grandmother, "a master teacher," whose style, intelligence, and love for teaching played an inspirational role in Mr. Madison's life. Enthusiasm, tact, and energy are the essential components of a successful teaching approach according to Mr. Madison. "All students know that they are important in my room," he says. Mr. Madison would like to see his school acquire a piano lab that could be used both by music students and by adults from the community who wish to pursue of refine their interest in music. In the past, Mr. Madison has not let the shortage or expense of musical instruments stand in the way of his students. His most memorable experience as an educator follows from an incident in which a student's family could not afford the instrument that appealed to their child. After Mr. Madison intervened, the student was given the use of a school-owned instrument; the student excelled and became the "best student in my class."
Hampton University, B.A.