I have been teaching elementary music for over 25 years. I have also worked simultaneously as a Parent Educator with the Missouri Parents as Teachers program. Working as a church musician has also been an important part of my life.
Engaging, active learning by doing. Learning should be fun!
I was recently honored to perform with the St. Louis Symphony in their first ever "Side by Side" Concert. What an AMAZING experience! I was selected as a finalist for the Jefferson City Public Schools Teacher of the Year two times.
Degrees & certifications include the following: Bachelor of Music, Culver-Stockton College, Canton, MO; Master of Science in Education, Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, MO; Instructional Technology Certificate, Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, MO.
I am a busy teacher/performer. I regularly perform with Kapital Kix Big Band and Southside Philharmonic Orchestra. I also play in pit orchestras for our very active local theatre companies as well as at church.
Specialty, Social Studies - History, European History, World Language, German, Arts & Music, Music, Vocal Music, Instrumental Music, Classroom Management, Holidays/Seasonal, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Halloween, For All Subjects, Early Intervention