2016, BM Music Education
Ocie is the Vocal & General Music teacher and chorus director at Rosaryville Elementary School in Upper Marlboro, Maryland where he is building a music program and assisting his colleagues to incorporate Music and the Arts into the daily curriculum. Rosaryville Elementary school is one of the arts-integration schools within Prince George’s County.
Ocie was recently nominated by his principal as a recipient of the Male Educator Network of Prince George’s County Public Schools (Men Of PGCPS) Award. He was honored with this award on June 19, 2017. His consistent professionalism with parents, commitment to his school & students, and innovation in education are some of the key characteristics that made him worthy to receive this award.
Ocie graduated from George Mason University with his Bachelor of Music Education degree in May 2016. He studied voice with Prof. John S. Aler. His Music Ed. Mentor was Dr. Lisa A. Billingham.