Graduated Highschool in 1995 in Garnett
Graduated from Pittsburg State University in 2000
Graduated from Emporia State University in 2007
Master’s of Music Education from Emporia State University
Bachelors of Music Education from Pittsburg State University
World Music Drumming Certificaiton 1 & 2
Bronze Level Ballroom Dancing
I teach Elementary Music. I started at this position in 2019.
I taught Elementary Education in Iola, Ks from 2001-2009
I taught Highschool Choral Music in Ottawa, Ks form 2009-2011
I worked 1-2 days a week teaching elementary-post highschool from 2011-2019 to have more time to stay at home with my sweet babies.
I am married to my best friend, James. We have two silly boys. Judah is 7 and Elijah is 3. Elijah will be attending preschool at BES. We have 3 dogs. Xophie, our Anatolian Shepherd, and Emmy and Cowan, our Mini Schnauzers. Tiger, our old, old kitty, 4 chickens. Judah has 2 water turtles, Timmy and Gamera, and many other reptiles and amphibians he sneaks in.
I love writing music and playing the piano and guitar. Other than music, I love to travel and hope to visit all 7 continents eventually (yes, even Antartica!) I love hiking, biking, and swimming in the ocean. Kauai is one of my favorite places because it is truly a paradise and has all my favorite hobbies! I love cooking international food, and playing card games.