I graduated from Colorado State University in December of 2002 with a B.A. in Music. I started working at MAC right after graduation in March of 2003 as an assistant in the Nido. One month later, I moved into the Toddler Community where I was an assistant for 2 years. I began leading music groups in the toddler classrooms before officially starting the MAC music program in the Fall of 2004. My private piano instruction program began in the Spring of 2005.
I began studying for a Masters in Music Education with a Kodály Emphasis at Colorado State in 2009 and am Level I Kodály certified to teach the Kodály Method to children from birth through age eight. I am also trained to teach the Montessori music curriculum using the Montessori bells. In the fall of 2013 I began my Orff Elementary Teaching Certification which I will complete in June 2014. I then plan to move internally to teach in the Elementary program full-time once enrollment increases.
Personal Info – hobbies, interests, inspirations
I have two little boys who are the light of my life and who attend MAC as well! Besides teaching music, I'm also a professional musician who performs regularly with local celebrity musician, Wendy Woo. I would love if you came out to see a show!
Montessori Moment – favorite quotes from students, anecdotes
Every day is a new adventure. The children teach me so much and have helped me to strive to give them my best every day. It is my goal to incorporate the Montessori Philosophy into my every day music curriculum to help make the most enriching educational experience possible for every child, every week.