Hello, this is Vernon Lawson. I began my teaching career in 1995 after graduating from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. While teaching High School in the St. Louis area I accepted a position as a Graduate Assistant and continued to teach while working on my Masters. I obtained a Master of Music in Performance from SIUE. I then moved to the New York City area and pursued a career in performance. I was fortunate enough to work on multiple Broadway shows and perform with Aretha Franklin, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Lou Rawls, The Moody Blues, and Ray Charles among others. I obtained a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership from Roosevelt University in 2012.
I live in the northern suburbs with my wife, two teenage daughters, and three dogs. I enjoy spending time in the outdoors and helping others.
I am excited to work with the students of D63. They are eager to learn and I am grateful for the opportunity to help them explore their creative potential. In addition to my time at Gemini I teach beginning band before school and serve as the Fine Arts Coordinator for the District.