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Mrs. Teri Ong has a B.A. from Denver Baptist Bible College with a major in Church Music Education. She taught classroom music and directed choirs at Elmwood Baptist Academy and later taught instrumental music, music history and music education at Denver Baptist Bible College.

She went to graduate school at the University of Northern Colorado where she earned a Master of Arts in elementary education with an emphasis on writing and literature.  She has taken additional graduate courses in fine arts, Bible exposition, and Biblical Hebrew from U.N.C. and Denver Baptist Theological Seminary.

Mrs. Ong played violin professionally in the Chattanooga Symphony and in the Jefferson (Colorado) Symphony.  She has been a church organist for 30 years.

Currently she teaches fine arts and literature courses at Chambers College in Greeley, Colorado, teaches music courses and private lessons for the Lowell Mason Conservatory of Music, and conducts a number of student choirs and ensembles.

Mrs. Ong has published a unit study on Colorado history for elementary students, has had articles published in The Teaching Home, Evangelizing Today’s Child, and frequently writes guest columns for the Greeley Tribune. Westerncivtogo.com is her new blog with weekly posts relating the arts and literature to current events. She is nearing publication of her book, Lies We Teach and Ways We Teach Them (Chambers College Press, fall 2007). She is also working on an oratorio based on the life and Psalms of David.

Teri Ong has been married to Rev. Stephen Ong since 1978.  She and her husband have homeschooled their seven children.

FamilyAll the kids, their spouses and the grandkids

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