I've taught Elementary General (Classroom) music for eight years. I teach grades K-6 once every four days. I also work with two part time learning support classes weekly, who brighten my day when they enter the room. I teach in a very active, hands-on manner. My students are always involved in the music making process. I also enjoy incorporating technology into my lessons.
In the evenings, I run a private violin and viola studio out of my home. I am certified as a K-12 Principal as well, so I work to incorporate reading, writing, and cross curricular skills into my lessons and school-wide activities.
I attended Penn State University in University Park, PA for my undergraduate degree, participating in the Schreyer Honors College. I earned my Masters in Music Education degree from West Chester University. I attained my principal certification from Penn State University. I am working on my Reading Specialist Certification currently from Eastern Mennonite University.
Standards Aligned Systems Elementary Music Teacher
PDE Teaching Matters Standards Align Exemplary Practices Classroom Filming
Keystone Technology Integrator Award
Sonic Limeades for Learning Grant
Starbucks Easy Match Grant
Target Arts Grant
Music For Everyone Grant
Warwick Education Association Grants and Residencies
John W. Oswald Award
Conestoga Valley Education Association Award
PSU College of Arts and Architecture Creative Achievement Award
Schreyer Honors College Thesis Research Grant
College of Arts and Architecture Research Grant
Golden Key Ford Motor Company Award
MENC Collegiate Professional Achievement Award
William W. Asbury Award for Student Organization Leadership
Baker Memorial 4-H Scholarship
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