Welcome to the Arts at Davidson Day

Davidson Day provides extensive opportunities for children to explore their creative nature. Over the past decade, I have seen countless students grow and develop their artistic passion with encouragement and guidance from my colleagues here at Davidson Day. I have also witnessed many individuals discovering an interest or ability in the arts that they have not expected to find.
Beginning with early childhood, children are encouraged to explore their creativity through a variety of mediums. Elementary classes work with specialists in music, theater, and visual arts.  Middle school students take on more sophisticated studio challenges in the visual arts. They are also afforded additional opportunities to mature as actors, singers and musicians, including curricular and extracurricular performance venues. The upper school offers a broad variety of fine arts electives allowing students choose a particular focus, or continue to explore a variety of mediums.
In my career, I have never been as fortunate as I am now, to be working with such a talented fine arts faculty. My colleagues are accomplished arts professionals as well as seasoned and dedicated educators. They are exceptional art mentors, and they are enthusiastic ambassadors for the fine arts. Inspiring new generations of artists and patrons so that the arts will continue to flourish in our communities.


Mike Thomas
Chair, Fine Arts Department

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The Arts Department

List of 9 members.

  • Photo of Michael Thomas

    Mr. Michael Thomas 

    Chair of Fine Arts Dept., Upper School Art Teacher
    Florida Atlantic University - M.F.A.
    Savannah College of Art & Design - M.A.
    Flagler College - B.A.
  • Photo of Joanna Gerdy

    Ms. Joanna Gerdy 

    Upper School Theater Teacher
    Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania - B.A.
  • Photo of Noel Freidline

    Mr. Noel Freidline 

    Upper School Music Teacher
    University of North Florida - B.A.
  • Photo of Laura Woods

    Mrs. Laura Woods 

    Upper School Photography Teacher
    University of Canberra - Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar - M.A. (one year)
    Rochester Institute of Technology - M.F.A. (one year)
    Miami University, OH & The Sorbonne - Paris - B.A.
  • Photo of Tiffani Thomas

    Mrs. Tiffani Thomas 

    Middle School Art Teacher and Upper School Yearbook Advisor
    Florida Atlantic University - M.F.A.
    Kansas State University - B.Arch.
  • Photo of Leslie Cossor

    Mrs. Leslie Cossor 

    Middle School Performance Theater Teacher
    UNC Charlotte - B.A.
  • Photo of Jessica Phipps

    Mrs. Jessica Phipps 

    Lower and Middle School Band Teacher
    Eastman School of Music - M.A.
    Eastman School of Music - B.M.
  • Photo of Julie Langley

    Mrs. Julie Langley 

    Lower School Art Teacher
    University of South Carolina - M.A.
    University of South Carolina - B.A.
  • Photo of Brianne Lute

    Ms. Brianne Lute 

    Lower School Music Teacher
    Edinboro University of Pennsylvania - B.S.

School Information

750 Jetton Street
Davidson, NC 28036
[P] 704-237-5200   [F] 704-896-5535
An Independent Day School educating students 2 years old through 12th grade