• Subjects/Grades Taught

    General Music and Choir  - 5th and 6th grade

    Music Technology - 7th and 8th grade

     

    Education

    Master of Arts - Music Education/Vocal Music - Jacksonville State University 2018

    Bachelor of Arts - Music Education/Vocal - Jacksonville State University 2003

    Certification Class A - Elementary/Secondary Grades PreK-12 Choral Music

    Teaching and Professional Experience

    I have been teaching public school for 18 years.  Before graduating from college, I spent many years working as a camp instructor and choreographer for various high school marching bands.  I have experience working with brass ensembles, majorettes, dance lines, and colorguard.  

    • 2003-2006 - established the music program at Coldwater Elementary and continued the music program at C.E. Hanna Elementary
    • 2006 - 2010 - established the music program at DeArmanville Elementary and continued working at Coldwater Elementary
    • 2010- 2016 -  Oxford Elementary School, Music 
    • 2016-present - C.E. Hanna Elementary, Music
    • 2020-present - Oxford Middle School, Music Technology
    • 2007 - present - Jacket Sing-Sations Elementary Show Choir

     

    • 2014 - 2016 - AMEA (Alabama Music Educators Association) Elementary Music Festival Coordinator
    • 2019 - present - AMEA Elementary Division District 4 Chair

     

    My Classroom

    I believe that every child should have the opportunity to study music. While I do believe some students may have natural musical abilities, I most definitely believe that musical talent can be taught, and with proper training all students can grow into wonderful musicians!  

    In my classroom, I want students to feel free to be creative and have fun making music. I also want my students to learn to work together as a team, develop self discipline, and find and develop their creative strengths. 

    Bio

    My career began in Oxford back in 2003, with my internship at Oxford Elementary School.  Over the last 18 years, I have had the privilege of working, in some capacity, at every school in the Oxford City School System.  In my free time, I enjoy cooking and trying new foods, running, listening to podcasts, traveling, and forever seeking out the best cup of coffee in the world!  I live in Oxford with my husband and our dog, Henry.