JJudith (Judy) Gibson is currently teaching at Anderson University's School of Education in its Post-Baccalaureate Transition to Teaching Program and undergraduate program. Formerly the English Department Chairperson at Lawrence Central High School and Literacy Coach for the MSD of Lawrence TWP Schools, she has taught English from grades six through college levels in both public and private schools, colleges, and universities. In addition to teaching and coaching, she has been a consultant to private and public schools and a presenter at various state and national educational organizations including the Indiana Gifted Association, the Urban League of Indianapolis, the Southern Regional Educational Board, and the National Shakespeare Conference in Washington, D.C. Also, she is a recipient of the prestigious Lilly Teacher Creativity Award and the Impalco Golden Apple Award.
Recently, she developed an ISTEP preparation program for teachers and students at Charles A. Tindley Accelerated School, an Indianapolis charter school, in which she designed various literacy strategies to scaffold students' reading and test-taking skills. In addition, she has mentored numerous student teacher candidates in AU's Teacher Preparation Program.
Besides teaching, as a mezzo-soprano, she has performed professionally with Opera de Lafayette, the Indiana Opera Theater, and the Indianapolis Opera Company. She has performed over 35 operas as a minor character and with the chorus with the Indianapolis Opera Company. In addition to being soloist at many churches and synagogues, she has also sung several recitals with her musician husband, Gregory Gibson, throughout central Indiana. As a current board member of the Harmonie Opera Club of Indianapolis, she plans and organizes concert-style operas for local Indiana audiences. She sings regularly at the Christians United Church in Indianapolis, Ind.
Judith Gibson has been at Anderson University since 2004.
Teach for Indiana Program
B.S., Indiana University
M.A., Maranatha Baptist Bible College
M.S., Butler University