• Hello and welcome to the music room. This is my 18th year of teaching music and my 15th year at Woodlake Elementary. I am excited to share my love of music with our little pelicans!

    I graduated from Louisiana State University in 2000 with a bachelor's degree in Music Education. In 2005, I received a master's degree in Music. In addition, I am also Level One and Level Two certified in the Orff-Schulwerk approach to teaching music. 

    I am a member of the following professional education organizations:

    • National Network of State Teachers of the Year (NNSTOY)
    • Louisiana State Teachers of the Year (LASTOY): Vice-President
    • ASCD
    • National Association for Music Education
    • Louisiana Music Educator's Association
    • American Orff Schulwerk Association
    • Red Stick Orff Chapter: President
    • Tulane Alumni Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi
    • Rho Chapter of Delta Kappa Gama

    I have received the following awards/honors during my years of teaching:

    • Named a 2017 Louisianian of the Year by Louisiana Life Magazine
    • 2016 Louisiana Teacher of the Year
    • State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education: Educator Effectiveness Committee 2015-2016
    • Contributing writer for the Times-Picayune 2015-2016
    • American Petroleum Institute Delta Chapter: Distinguished Teacher 2015
    • New Orleans Saints and Chevron: "Teacher of the Week" 2015
    • Louisiana Parent Teacher Association: Educator of Distinction 2007-2008                   

    Please feel free to browse our calendar of upcoming performances and activities. I'm looking forward to seeing each child's musical ability grow!