I retired with 31+ years teaching experience in grades Kindergarten – 9th grades in the NC Public Schools in Nov. 2011. I taught in seven different school systems in traditional, magnet, and year round settings serving many diverse groups. One of the highlights that I was able to help implement in the schools where I taught was to stress Character Education through music. I have written 11 Character Education songs. I look forward to sharing the Character Education songs, plans and activities with Teachers Pay Teachers! I also served as an accompanist and as a church music director working with Choirs, Tone Chimes and Instrumental Ensembles. I also will post some easy Tone Chime arrangements that can be used with children and adults.
My personal teaching style was one of integration of the arts into the curriculum while striving to implement the NC Standard Course of Study. My classes were made up of different mediums, striving to reach every child’s interest in order to share my love of music. A greater goal was to let every child know they were special and valued.
Teacher of the Year 2008-09 at Carpenter Elementary School - Cary, NC Assisted in presenting workshop on curriculum integration at National Magnet School Conference, Raleigh, NC 2004
Pembroke State University, Pembroke, NC (BS in Music Education) East Carolina University, Greenville, NC (Graduate work in Special Education-Learning Disabilities) Continuing education through workshops at ECU, Greenville, NC, Meredith College, Raleigh, NC, MENC conferences, county sponsored workshops
I love spending time with my wonderful husband of 45 years, my 3 wonderful children with their spouses, and my 5 terrific grandchildren! Visit my Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/NCJoyfulMusic
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Fractions, Social Studies - History, U.S. History, World History, Arts & Music, Music, Vocal Music, Instrumental Music, Canadian History, Other (Social Studies - History), Religion, Critical Thinking, Classroom Management, Character Education, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Winter, Dance, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents' Day, Black History Month, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Tools for Common Core, Summer, End of Year