• Welcome to my Classroom

    Joyce Lingerfelt
    Upcoming Events:  
    1.  Our Annual Chorus Winter Concert is on Friday, December 1st, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. here in the EIMS Gym.  This is a free concert and all are welcome to attend.
    2.  Auditions for the 2018 All-County Chorus concert will be held for 8th grade chorus students after our Winter Concert.  See Mrs. Lingerfelt for more details.
    3.  Atlanta Trip April 20-21, 2018:  Please see my "Parent" page for more information.
    4.  Carowinds Trip, May 19, 2018:  See my "Parent" page for more information.
     2017 EIMS All-County Chorus Members
    Congratulations to the students selected for the 2017 All-County Chorus:
    Jasmine Bailey
    Krisalin Drum
    Diana Hernandez
    Gorgeous Jennings
    Myranda Johnson
    Mayson Redmond 
    Talijah Brown
    J'Mya Jacobs
    Haley Maine
    Khandi Ramseur 
    Jayden Cowan
    Malik Sherrill
    Tre' Steele
     2017 All-County Chorus
    My Classroom Mission

    I will strive to install self-discipline, performance conduct, teamwork, and responsibility in students while inspiring them to discover their connection with singing.  
    My Mission is to encourage students to live life with purpose, to the fullest and with gratitude everyday.  And to inspire them to be more than they thought they could be.
    About Me
    Joyce Lingerfelt and Family  

    I  graduated from Southeastern University in Lakeland, Florida with a degree in Music Education.  I started my teaching career in Gastonia, NC, my home town.  After three years of teaching I decided to be a stay-at-home Mom.  My husband then accepted a youth pastor position in Panama City, FL where we lived for 7 years.  From there we moved to Marianna, FL for 11 years where my husband was the District Youth Director.  I began teaching again as a Middle School Band Director at Marianna Middle School for 8 years.  We moved to Statesville, NC  in June of 2013 when my husband accepted the pastorate position at Life Point Church Statesville.  In our first year here, I  went to many schools as a substitute teacher in Iredell County where I fell in love with East Middle School.  I enjoyed meeting the amazing students, teachers and administrators.  I am in my forth year of Chorus Director here at East Middle and I am excited to work at this awesome school!  
    I have been married to my wonderful husband for 31 years and we have two beautiful children.  Our daughter recently graduated with her Master's Degree from Regent University and has begun her carreer at Gaston College, Gastonia, NC as the Admissions Specialist.  Our son has an A.A. degree in Piano Musical Performance finished his education with a B.A. in Music Production from  from Full Sail University in Orlando  with a bachelor's degree in Music Production.  He is currently persuing a  career in church music.