G. Preston Wilson, Jr.

Cherng Global Leadership Academy Coordinator

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G. Preston Wilson, Jr. hails from Durham, NC.  He received his Bachelors of Science in Music Education from Fisk University in Nashville, TN in 2010. During his matriculation, he was a member of the world-renown Fisk Jubilee Singers® under the direction of Dr. Paul T. Kwami.  He furthered his studies at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, OH; receiving his Masters of Music in Choral Music Education in 2012. While he was there, he was awarded the Winifred O. Stone Graduate Fellowship, being named the Presidential Graduate Scholar.

Post-graduation from BGSU, Preston began teaching at various elementary schools in the Toledo Public School system in Toledo, OH, settling at Start High School where he was the Director of Choral Activities.

In 2018, Preston left his post in Toledo and is currently a graduate student at the University of Missouri – Columbia, pursuing a PhD in Music Education.  His research interests include exploring adaptive pedagogies for the contemporary classroom: aiding new teachers in being successful in diverse communities.