Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Music in Education from Youngstown State University, Youngstown, Ohio Masters Music Education The Ohio State University, Columbus Ohio GO BUCKEYES National Board Certification in Instrumental Music/Early and Middle Childhood 2004-2024
Mrs. Mary Ludwig
I have been teaching music for 31 years. I began my career in a rural school district outside of Ottawa, Illinois teaching instrumental music grades 4-12. The school did not have football and marching band so I moved back to Ohio and taught another six year in Lucas, Ohio. I taught beginner band students in 5th grade, middle school band, high school band with a marching band and high school choir. Although I enjoyed teaching in Ohio, I did not like shoveling snow....I moved one more time to Jacksonville, North Carolina and began teaching elementary music. I taught one year on base and then moved out to the county. I began my Onslow County career at Thompson Elementary and then transferred to Silverdale. I transferred to Carolina Forest Elementary in 2006. I never thought I would have enjoyed teaching elementary music, however, I think it's been the best experience I've had teaching. In addition to working at Carolina Forest, I teach Music Appreciation part time for Coastal Carolina Community College.