Congratulations to Jan Flynn, wife of GCI pastor Ross Flynn. Recently Jan was named twice as state-wide “Teacher of the Year”—first by the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), then by the American Legion and U.S. Department of Education. One award included a $500 grant to be used for an educational project.
Jan teaches choir at Oxford Middle School in the Detroit area where she is well known for her devotion to teaching students to love music. Her philosophy that “Music is a way to know the world, as a part of our daily lives and heritage” is evident in all that she does—in the classroom, directing choirs and leading drum groups. Jan founded the Oxford Americana Concert in her community more than a decade ago. This annual performance has become an eagerly anticipated community event.