I have 25 years teaching experience with kindergarten through college level music. I have extensive experience as a mentor, curriculum and assessment director, integrated curriculum designer and presenter. I've presented workshops in district, state and national settings. I've also taught elementary and middle school ELA and math, and worked as an administrator for a few years. I'm currently working as a district music curriculum specialist and implementing a large-scale arts integration program. I also enjoy composing/arranging, working with technology, creating graphics, and of course, family time!
Eclectic - drawing on experience, creativity and compassion, along with Kodaly and Orff training to meet individual student and group needs. I use "Power Teaching" with a musical twist, and believe meaningful student engagement is my best management tool.
State Elementary Music Chair - 2009-2011; State Elementary Music Educator of the Year - 2011; ASTA State-Level Elementary Orchestra Teacher of the Year - 2011
Bachelor's Degree: Music Education Composite, with K-12 Endorsement; Master's Degree: The Art of Teaching, Music Emphasis; and Kodaly III and Orff III certifications
Mother of six amazing human beings - three boys and three girls : )
English Language Arts, Reading, Spelling, Specialty, Math, Applied Math, Measurement, Science, Astronomy, Biology, Earth Sciences, Social Studies - History, Arts & Music, Art History, Visual Arts, Other (Arts), Music, Music Composition, Vocal Music, Instrumental Music, Other (Music), Education, Music and Dance, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Other (ELA), Life Skills, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Character Education, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Winter, Dance, Valentine's Day, Presidents' Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring