Hello My Name is . . .
(586) 727-3225 ext.3125
www.bluedevilsmusic.weebly.com (band & choir classroom website)
an online learning tool that allows students to generate their own
knowledge through online research, collaborative learning, and
discussion forums. Using Weebly allows the teacher to “share” the
power of learning. Please contact me if you have questions regarding my Weebly site.
I am highly qualified to teach any & all music, grades k-12. I am
currently teaching high school and middle school band as well as 6th
Masters of Music
Southern Oregon University 2006
Bachelors of Music
Michigan State University 2003
Music Education - Teaching Certificate
I started teaching in 2003. I knew I wanted to go into education when I
began teaching trumpet lessons during high school. My high school band
director instilled the love of music, teamwork and perseverance and I
also wanted share this gift that was given to me. Music education
allows students an avenue of expression in an climate of standardized
everything. A student making music experiences the simultaneous
engagement of senses, muscles, and intellect. I choose this avenue to
allow students the opportunity to achieve where they may have not
otherwise had a chance.
Outside of the Classroom:
In addition to my teaching duties I am involved in directing the Richmond Marching Band.
Outside of Richmond, I am involved in the Michigan Schools and Band
Association and Michigan Schools Vocal Music Association and still play
my trumpet whenever I can.
I grew up in New Baltimore, MI and graduated from Anchor Bay High School
where I was drum major of the marching band and captain of the Cross
Country and Track teams. While at MSU for my bachelors degree I was
trumpet section leader in the Spartan Marching Band and also played in
the university’s top band and sang in the Women's Glee Club. I then went
on to teach all facets of music education including band, choir and
general music at Hazel Park Schools and Anchor Bay before finally
gaining employment with Richmond Community Schools.
I have ran 14 marathons, including 2 ultra marathons. In
my free time, I love spending time with my family, including my husband
and two daughters. We love camping, hiking, biking and running!