I have been teaching middle school general music and chorus for ten years. During that time I have grown my chorus from a meager forty students to one hundred and ten students. Over this time, I have had to teach gifted students to emotional support students. I have written (and re-written) curriculum, utilized a variety of technology, including SMARTBoards, MIDI keyboards, and Digital Versatile Disk Authoring, and trained district music teachers on the use of Finale Music Notation software. I have piloted several initiatives for my school district.