Luana Palimetakis has taught for 20 years in Ohio, Virginia, and North Carolina. She currently serves as the music teacher at W Jesse Gurganus Elementary School in Havelock, North Carolina. Luana holds the position of Lead Elementary Music Teacher for Craven County Schools and was named Teacher Ambassador for her school for the 2021-22 school year. Luana is a National Board Certified Teacher and a proud member of NAfME and NCMEA. Luana holds a Bachelor of Arts in Education (Music) from West Liberty University in West Virginia and a Master of Arts in Education (Music) from Muskingum University in Ohio. She has served as a clinician, accompanist, and adjudicator for various music events in West Virginia, Ohio, and Virginia. She is excited work with an amazing team of educators, learn and grow as a teacher herself, and introduce her students to new and exciting lessons and activities as a part of this program. When Luana is not making music with her students, she can be found loving life with her husband Dan, spending time at the beach, or reading.