• Arts Educator in public schools (25+ years) • Elementary General / Vocal music • University Teacher Training Educator • Curriculum writer for nationally recognized arts education program • Active performer as Organist / Pianist
• Constructivist: The need to know is an important motivator for engaged learning. • Generative Approach: Student understanding is best nurtured when working from whole to part.
• Fulbright-Hays scholar, Hungary & Czech Republic, 2010 • Music Teacher of the Year, 2006 (Civic Music Association) • Phi Delta Kappa • Kappa Delta Pi • Phi Mu Epsilon
• Ph.D. in Music Education, University of Illinois • M.M. in Music Performance (organ), Indiana University • B.A. in Music Education & Church Music
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