Degrees and Certifications:
BS Music Education MS Music Education Certified K-12 music education
I am very excited to be a part of the music department at both Sonoran Trails Middle School and Cactus Shadows High School. I taught at Horseshoe Trails ES for 3 years after teaching in Paradise Valley for 15 years. I can't wait to grow the vocal and guitar departments at the secondary level.
I received my BS in Music Education from The King's College in and my MS in Music Education from Western Connecticut State University.
I began my career in Darien, CT back in 1994 after teaching one ukulele class a day in Carmel, NY in 1993 to get my teaching foot in the door! In Darien I taught general and vocal music at Middlesex Middle School for 5 years, including directing the award-winning Camerata Singers. It was at this school that I met my husband, Bill. After having our first daughter we moved to Phoenix and have been here for the last 20 years. And yes, Bill is currentlly the proud principal at Sonoran Trails Middle School, also here in CCUSD! :)
Bill and I have two beautiful daughters. Our oldest graduated Cactus Shadows in 2015, and is currently working and going to college. Our youngest is freshman at Grand Canyon University.