Mrs. Vicki Petrosky is excited and proud to be a part of the Frederick Douglass Elementary Schools staff, marking her 30th year teaching music in the public schools.
After having grown up in central Pennsylvania, Mrs. Petrosky received her B.S. in music education from West Chester University. She moved to Connecticut to take her first teaching job and then earned her MA in vocal music performance from Connecticut College. Since moving to Virginia in 1989 Mrs. Petrosky has taught in Rappahannock, Shenandoah and Loudoun counties.
While a teacher in Shenandoah County, Mrs. Petrosky was selected as the Shenandoah County teacher of the year and was named a Master Teacher with the National Teacher Training Institute, affiliated with WVPT television. In November 2009 Mrs. Petrosky became a National Board Certified Teacher, making her the first music teacher in Loudoun County Public Schools to attain this status.
Mrs. Petrosky strives to work within her school to use the application of music to support all of the base curricula, enriching and expanding student learning through the arts. Active listening is an integral part of music classes along with World Music Drumming, Orff and Kodaly applications, fourth and fifth grade recorder and choral programs. Various musicals are presented as an extension of the curriculum.
Mrs. Petrosky is also active as a professional musician singing with the swing orchestra "Yesterday", and as featured soloist for numerous major choral works, church musician and guest conductor.