Owner/Lead Teacher, Sarah Brown, graduated in 1997 from Florida State University with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Elementary Education. Upon graduating, she landed her first teaching job in Gadsden County where she was awarded Teacher of the Year her second year of teaching. While teaching at St. John Elementary in Quincy, Florida, Sarah became an expert in teaching reading using phonemic awareness, educating fellow teachers on this widely accepted method to teach young children to read. Sarah started Timberlane Arts and Dance Academy in 2013. This music and dance school offers lessons to all ages two through adult in many dance genres and musical instruments and has been named Best Music Lessons Studio as well as Best Dance Studio. Sarah is married to KC Brown who helps run TADA and has two children, Emily (20) and Collin (14).
Lead Teacher, Nancy Witter, graduated in 2003 from Florida State University with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Psychology and Early Childhood Development. In 2007, Nancy obtained ESE Certification allowing her to teach children with special needs. She attended Capella University in Minnesota, graduating in 2008 with a Masters Degree in Mental Health Counseling. Subsequently, Nancy began working in the local school districts to include Leon, Wakulla, Gadsden, Taylor and Madison Counties. She focused on play therapy techniques for behavior modification for children in preschool through fifth grade. Nancy has two children, Shelby (9) and Rhett (7).
Ukulele & Piano Instructor