I have 35 years in Education, a Bachelors degree in Music Education K-12 certification, a Master's degree in Adult Education with an emphasis on Curriculum Development, and I am NBPTS certified in music and curriculum integration.
While I am primarily an Orff instructor I believe in utilizing integrated curriculum to enhance learning. I use some Gordon and some Dalcroze techniques along with my eclectic style of recreating the wheel every year based on the student population I have.
1. Winner of the John. M. Batchellor Award for Excellence in Music Education. (highest award in the state of New Mexico). 2. Published Book reviewer for the Orff Echo 3. Professional Presenter at Music Educator Conferences
1. Bachelors degree in Elementary Music K-12 from the University of New Mexico 2. Teaching certification in Secondary Language Arts 6-12, and Elementary Classroom K-8 3. Minor degrees in English Literature and Psychology 4. NBPTS certified- in curriculum design 5. Masters Degree in Adult Education
When I am not teaching music I am dancing the Cross Step Waltz or acting in a Shakespearean play.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Grammar, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Earth Sciences, Social Studies - History, World Language, Spanish, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Music, Music Composition, Vocal Music, Instrumental Music, Other (Music), Drama, English, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), For All Subject Areas, Literature, General Science, Physical Science, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Poetry, Autumn, Halloween, Winter, Dance, Easter, Spring, For All Subjects, Informational Text