I have been joyfully teaching Kindergarten through Grade 9 music and band for the last four years. I also have taught Grade 3 and 6 core, as well as some Junior High Social and Language Arts! I love my students, and I love creating fun and interesting new ways for them to learn!
In my music classes, I believe in a mix of experiences. This means that my students receive time for unstructured musical play, creation of music, teacher-led songs and games, student-led songs and games, instruments, dance, singing, composition...the list goes on and on. In my core classes, I love to create challenging projects for students to get involved in. I base my philosophy partially on the writings of John Dewey.
Olga Nickle Memorial Scholarship for first place at Alberta Provincial Music Festival, Grade 4-6 choir The Don Wright Scholarship in Music Education (focus on Orff Composition and Arranging)
I completed my Bachelor of Education in 2010 with a major in secondary music. I am currently working part-time on a Master's in Education with a focus on elementary music. I have my Orff Level III certification.
My husband and I are from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, where we live with our parrot and our tortoise!