Margaret Grayburn

Part-time Instructor of Music Education


Margaret Grayburn, Part-time Instructor of Music Education, has been teaching MUED 3340 at KSU since Fall 2007. She is also a Music Specialist for Cobb County Public Schools. She is currently in her 13th year at Cheatham Hill Elementary School, where she was Teacher of the Year 2002-2003. At Cheatham Hill, Grayburn directs a Fifth Grade Chorus of 86 voices and a Fifth Grade Recorder Ensemble of 55 recorders.

Before moving to Cheatham Hill when the school opened in 1997, Grayburn taught at Baker Elementary School in Acworth for six years and at Harmony Leland Elementary School in Mableton for two years. While working for Cobb County Schools, Grayburn has served on several committees, including textbook adoption, report card revision, and Committee of 100, Grayburn has also taught pre-school music for three years at First Presbyterian Church Weekday Pre-School. Additionally, while living on the Eastern Shore of Virginia, she was a seventh grade reading teacher, a seventh grade math teacher, and a third grade classroom teacher.

Grayburn received a Bachelor of Music degree with a concentration in voice from Grove City College, Grove City, Pennsylvania, where she also took methods classes for a degree in Elementary Education. Grayburn also received a Masters of Education degree in Middle Grades from Berry College, Rome, Georgia.

Born in Arlington, Virginia and raised in Elwood/East Northport (Long Island), New York, Grayburn participated in music activities from a very young age. She played violin in the orchestra, flute in the band, and sang in several choral groups. She is the oldest of four children.

Grayburn currently sings, along with her husband, in the Chancel Choir at First Presbyterian Church of Marietta, where she is also a soloist. She is married to Kerry Grayburn. They have three children. The family has lived in Marietta, Georgia for 25 years.


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