Hi! I'm Laura Jones, and I'm one of the Fine Arts teachers at Independence High School. This is my ninth year at IHS, and my twelfth year of teaching. For the 2021-2022 school year, I teach 9th-12th grade Choral Music, 9th-12th grade Theatre Arts, 9th-12th grade General Music, and 11th-12th grade AP English Literature & Composition.
In 2008, I graduated from the University of Mississippi with a Bachelor of Arts degree in music, with an English minor. I have also completed a year of graduate study in music theory at Stephen F. Austin State University in Texas. I began my teaching career as a band director in Ore City, Texas, then spent two years as a band director in Gulfport, Mississippi, before coming to IHS.
Over the past several years, it has been such a joy to watch the Choir & Theatre Arts Program grow! It's my goal to help both programs continuously stretch the boundaries of their skills and comfort zones, so that our members continue to grow in terms of both team and individual performance levels. We push our limits, work hard, and put on some great shows; and along the way, we have a BLAST!