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Education

Master of Arts - Music Education/Vocal Music - Jacksonville State University 2018

Bachelor of Arts - Music Education/Vocal - Jacksonville State University 2003

Certification Class A - Elementary/Secondary Grades PreK-12 Choral Music



Experience

I have been teaching public school for 16 years.  Before graduating from college, I spent many years working as a camp instructor and choreographer for various high school marching bands.  I have experience working with brass ensembles, majorettes, dance lines, and colorguard.  

  • 2003-2006 - Started the new music program at Coldwater Elementary and continued the music program at C.E. Hanna Elementary
  • 2006 - 2010 - Started the new music program at DeArmanville Elementary and continued working at Coldwater Elementary
  • 2007 - present - Jacket Sing-Sations Elementary Show Choir Director
  • 2010- 2016 -  Oxford Elementary School
  • 2014 - 2016 - AMEA (Alabama Music Educators Association) Elementary Music Festival Coordinator
  • 2016 -present - C.E. Hanna General Music Teacher and Choral Director

When I'm not teaching at C.E. Hanna, I enjoy working from home as an online ESL teacher to students in China!

 



Bio

I am so excited to be back at C.E. Hanna where my teaching career first began!  

I am beginning my 17th year of teaching elementary music and I love it!  I believe that every child should have the opportunity to study music. While I do believe some students may have natural musical abilities, I most definitely believe that musical talent can be taught and with proper training all students can grow into wonderful musicians!  

My first music class was in the 4th grade.  My dad happened to be my music teacher.  We learned how to play an instrument called a flutaphone (kind of like a recorder).  In the sixth grade I joined the band.  I played the trumpet and later switched to French horn.  I was an All-State French horn player during my junior and senior year.  I was also in the choir in high school, but never really started focusing on vocal study until college.  Being a part of the band and choir was such a special part of my educational experience.  My music classes taught me about patience, determination, and team work.  If not for my music education, I wouldn't have received a scholarship to college.  I am very thankful for the opportunities music presented me and my hope is that I can guide my students to the same experiences.  

I have taught K-6 grade general music, but now my primary focus is on 5th an 6th grade.  I believe this is a very special and delicate age that needs a great deal of positive influence and guidance.  I am grateful for the opportunity to teach the children at C.E. Hanna.  I hope they walk away from this place with a new love and appreciation for my favorite subject....MUSIC!

Don't forget to check out our C.E. HANNA MUSIC PAGE  to see all of the fun things we will be learning this year!