Mrs. Rita Tingle-Lewis

Phone: 610-383-3735 ext. 61107

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Science in Music Education, Vocal/Choral Concentration-West Chester University Masters Equivalency: Music Education, Vocal Performance, Curriculum and Instruction, Professional Development-West Chester University, Gratz College, University of Phoenix, Lourdes University

Mrs. Rita Tingle-Lewis

I am a native of Queen Anne's County, Maryland.  I received my Bachelor of Science in Music Education, Vocal/Choral concentration from West Chester University in 1987.  I carry a Masters Equivalency, having earned credits in Music Education, Vocal Performance, Curriculum and Instruction, and Professional Development from West Chester University, Gratz College, University of Phoenix, and Lourdes University.

I have been teaching in the Coatesville Area School District since 1988.  I left teaching for a brief hiatus in 1990, and returned in 1993.  Positions held consist of:

* General Music Teacher-Grades K-3/7-8, Rainbow Elementary School and Gordon Middle School (Jan. 1988-June 1988)

* General Music Teacher- Grades 6-8, Gordon Middle School, South Brandywine Middle School (Aug. 1988-June 1989)

* General Music Teacher- Grades 6-8, South Brandywine Middle School, North Brandywine Middle School ((Aug. 1989-Jan. 1990)

* Vocal/Choral Music Teacher- Grades 6-8, North Brandywine Middle School  (Aug. 1993-June 2004)

    Taught vocal/choral and general music

* Vocal/Choral Music Teacher- Grades 9-12, Coatesville Are Senior High School (Aug. 2004-2017)

    Courses taught:

Music Appreciation

Concert Choir (2010-present)

Ninth Grade Girls Chorus (2010-present)

Bel Canto Choir (2010- present)

Meistersingers

Belletones and Redmen

Hand Bell Choir

Music Keyboarding

 

 

* Director of High School Musicals- (2004-2016)

"Footloose," 2006

"Smokey Joe's Cafe," 2008

"Back to the 80's," 2010

"Camp Rock," 2012

"Princess Whatshername," 2014

"All Shook Up," 2016

* Assistant Marching Band Director (2012-2015)

I have participated in the Coatesville Gospel Music Workshop, and have acted as voclaist, director, presenter, and accompanist.  I have participated in the Pottstown Gospel Music Workshop, sang with "Friends United For Christ," local music ministry, and Acted as Minister of Music for Second Baptist Church in Coatesville, PA from 1998-2005.  I am currently a member of the "Burke Family Singers," presently three generations of family singing a cappella Gospel music for over 50 years.  I am the faculty advisor for the Coatesville Campus Gospel Choir, under the founder, (Elder) Rolland Holmes, III.  I have taught private voice and piano for several years.

I am a married mother of two, and I enjoy music (of course), reading, artistic expression of all kinds.