I have always loved music and singing. I spent my school years singing in middle school, high school, college & university choirs. I took private voice lessons, participation in several talent shows and participated in many voice shows & musicals. I have enjoyed teaching K-5 music for 12 years. Year 13, here I come!! I can't imagine spending my life doing anything else!
I think I have a positive, loving, laid-back teaching style where my students learn to love and enjoy music. I work hard to make each lesson meaningful. I use the Macmillian/McGraw-Hill music book series "Spotlight on Music." I love how it has composer biographies, integrates visual art in most lessons, has a section of more simple songs for music reading (rhythms & note names). I also use "Recorder Karate" with my 4th & 5th grade students. Every month at my school, a grade level or my choir will present a music program for their families and the other students and teachers. When I tell people that I have a music program once a month, they think I'm crazy!! I can't imagine having a program any other way. Each grade level gets to be in the spotlight and parents don't leave because their child is performing for the whole 20 minute program.
2011-2012 Caruthersville Elementary School Teacher of the Year 2013-2014 Caruthersville, MO Chamber of Commerce Educator of the Year
Dyersburg State Community College East Tennessee State University
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