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
- 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!