K-12 Music Teacher
  • Pulaski, Virginia
  • July 3, 2019

With experience in teaching music to K-12 students, leading an arts department for a private Christian school, and performing as a professional vocalist, a wide range of skills allow a unique perspective on teaching and team collaboration.

From the stage to the audience, I thrive in a setting of teamwork, excellence and strong vision.

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Music, B.A. @ Lee University
Aug 1984 — May 1989

Minor: Bible/Religion


Music Teacher K-5 @ Valley Charter Elementary School
Aug 2018 — Dec 2018

Plan and execute age and developmentally appropriate lessons, assessments and performances focusing on student learning and the constructivist and project-based approach, utilizing philosophies and methodology of Orff-Schulwerk, Kodaly, Dalcroze and Music Learning Theory, incorporating State and National standards for music education. Recorder instruction to 5th grade classes.

Visual and Performing Arts Director, Music Teacher @ Hill Country Christian School
Aug 2013 — Jun 2017

• Designed, implemented plan for growth and excellence in arts programs. Student involvement tripled.
• Initiated partnership with local Music Academy; school music conservatory of 50+ students.
• Raised awareness of arts program in school community through performances; improved student retention rate, generated enrollment.
• Worked with arts faculty to create values and mission specific to arts program, prioritizing future class offerings, activities.
• Started middle and high school choir; 45 members, superior rating at festival.
• Accomplished growth: 11 new arts classes, 2 new clubs, 3 new hires, 2 musicals, 2 rhythm bands.

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