The music program at CCES is aligned with National and State Music Education Standards. The study of music assists in the acquisition of 21st
Century Skills. The cooperative learning setting of music
ensembles allows students to developboth individuallyand as members
ofa larger community.The creativity inherent in the creation or
interpretation ofa musical selection fosters creative thinking and
problem solving strategies that permeate other facets of life. We
encourage and celebrate the personal expression within every child.
Ashley Manion, General Music Teacher
I am very excited to become a Chevy Chase ES Cheetah! I am
originally from Pittsburgh, PA (go Steelers!) but graduated from Sherwood High
School in Olney, MD. After attending the University of Delaware with a degree
in choral/general music, I moved to New Jersey and began teaching elementary
school music. I am extremely excited to be back in Montgomery County and to
begin making music with all the musicians of Chevy Chase Elementary. In my free
time, I enjoying singing with the Sherwood High School alumni choir, working
for the Strathmore Children’s Chorus, and spending time with my dog, Stevey.