Redman holds a bachelor’s degree in music education from East Tennessee State University. She received a master’s degree in early childhood and elementary education from Milligan College where her thesis was presented at the 2003 conference of the Mid-South Educational Research Association. Her doctoral degree in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis is from East Tennessee State University where her research focused on new teacher attrition and self-efficacy.
Her professional career was dedicated to public elementary school music for more than 30 years. Beyond the classroom, her school choruses and student groups performed with Johnson City Symphony Orchestra, at Dollywood and Carowinds, and for numerous community organizations. She served as chair of the elementary music teachers in both Johnson City and Kingsport City School districts. As an educator she was honored as Elementary Level Teacher of the Year in both Johnson City and Kingsport. Her career continues as she serves as associate principal for Andrew Johnson Elementary for Kingsport City Schools.
Professional experience also includes serving as director of children’s ministry at First Christian Church in Johnson City from 1999-2002. In addition, Redman directs the adult choir at Boones Creek Christian Church, serving in that capacity for the past 12 years. Furthermore, she has led hand bell and children’s choirs and continues the weekly ladies’ Bible study she has facilitated for 18 years.
Professional affiliations include: National Association for Music Education, National Education Association, Tennessee Education Association, Kingsport Education Association, National Association for the Education of the Young Child, and National Association Elementary School Principals.
Topic of Expertise: Professional Development for Music Educators; Teacher Self-Efficacy and Retention