I am a certified music educator in the State of Texas, from early childhood-12th grade. I have taught high school band, high school music theory, middle school band, and elementary music. My degree is from the University of North Texas, where I graduated in 2006 with honors.
I love to get my kids excited and involved; my favorite thing to see is when that lightbulb goes off in their minds, and they're able to infer further or ask brilliant questions. I specialize in finding the simplest, most concise way to get my kids to that "a-ha!" moment, particularly when it comes to music theory.
I am an All-State clarinetist and soloist, who also had leadership positions such as drum major in high school and college. I've been teaching since I was in high school, and now have over 9 years of full time teaching experience in Texas. From high school until my most recent position, I strive to serve my campus and my community in any way possible. I've served on various committees and in various leadership roles.
I went to public schools in the Dallas metroplex and then went to the University of North Texas for my Bachelors in Music and education certificate. I studied clarinet with Dr. Jim Gillespie and performed under Dennis Fisher and Eugene Corporon. After graduating, I continued to attend conferences and concerts regularly.
I am a mother to two children, ages 4 and 1.5; my high school sweetheart and I live outside of San Antonio and love spending time with our kids!