Degrees and Certifications:
My name is Mandy Bailey and I am thrilled to be part of the ZES family as the general music teacher! My background includes many things that make ZES an amazing school! As a child, I loved music, dancing and drama. While in high school, I loved participating in Musicals, Marching Band and Concert Band at Northern Nash High School, graduating in 1993. I played flute in many ensembles while attending East Carolina University and marched in the ECU Marching Band from 1993-1995. (Fun fact- Ms. Rambo and I marched together at ECU!)
After graduating from ECU in 1997, I began teaching in 1998 and joined the ZES family in January of 2020. I earned my National Board Certification in Early Child Music Education in 2010.I love creative curriculum development for music and have contributed to many professional educator publications including the NC Governor’s Teacher Network. In 2010, I published a book to teach rhythms titled The Rhythm Ninja.
I strive to build positive relationships with all of my students while teaching them music. I believe music can also be integrated to help students in many other subjects while teaching the whole child.
My husband, also an ECU graduate, and I have two children. Our daughter is a sophomore at UNCW and our son is a freshman in high school. We have a Jack Russell named Holly. We love living in North Carolina and often visit the beach or the mountains.