22 years with the Washington Missouri School District. Currently a PhD candidate at the University of Kansas. Certified Orff-Schulwerk teacher and Level One movement and recorder teacher trainer. Flute, piano, and recorder player, and dabble in single reed instruments. Level One Kodaly.
Orff-Schulwerk elemental style, child-based. Love instruments, movement, allowing children to discover with guidance. I also utilize Whole Brain teaching in my classroom management.
Written several accepted grants for my classroom Accepted into the PhD program at the University of Kansas Recipient of Gunild Keetman Grant for further Orff-Schulwerk training Recipient of Dr. Jane and Mr. Doug Reed scholarship for higher learning through the School District of Washington College credit organizer of the St. Louis AOSA chapter Past elementary and general music vice president of the Missouri Music Educators Association Member of AOSA advocacy subcommittee
University of Central Missouri (formerly Central Missouri State University): BME, 1983, MA, 1984. Projected PhD Degree, spring, 2017.
Husband Gary is a retired art teacher and provides a good deal of my clipart for my projects :-) Daughters Liz and Sarah (Sarah also provides artwork for my items).