Motivating and talented music educator driven to inspire students to pursue academic and personal excellence. Strives to create a challenging and engaging learning environment in which students become life-long scholars and learners.
Committed to cultivating student leadership
Will go beyond the call of duty.
Pays close attention to detail
Works well with others
Always Continues to strive for the next level
Committed to the pursuit of perfection
Teacher of the Year (Coleman Middle School 2012-2013)
Outstanding Scholar Award (MVSU Teacher Education Department 2011)
Presidents Scholar (MVSU 2010)
HBCU All Star Band performer (Atlanta GA. 2007)
All State Musician (Illinois 2006)
Greenville High SchoolGreenville, MSBand Director07/2014 to Current
Rebuilt band program through growth in numbers by doubling in size from 45 members to over 90.
Improved sound quality as well as instrumental technique
Provided positive exposure for the band program through worthwhile performances
including parades, sporting games, and competitions.
Traveled with the band for several major performances to Orlando FL. New Orleans LA. Pine Bluff AR. Memphis TN. and Dallas TX.
Earned Superior and Excellent ratings from MHSAA State Marching Evaluations.
Grammy community award recipient
Coleman Middle SchoolGreenville, MSBand Director07/2011 to 06/2014
Rebuilt band program by tripling its size within 3 years
Improved on both sound quality and technical aspects of musicianship with 6th-8th Graders
Created a legitimate feeder program for Greenville High School.
Received new band uniforms and new instrument inventory.
The only middle school in the Mississippi Delta region to perform field show performances and participate in Battle of the Bands hosted both in and out of state
J.Z George High SchoolNorth Carrollton, MSStudent Teacher01/2011 to 05/2011
Collaborated with Mentor Teacher to teach full band and individual instruction for 6-12th graders.
Assisted Beginning Band students with fundamentals including posture, breathing and fingering technique.
Bachelor of Arts:Music Education2011Mississippi Valley State University, Itta Bena, MS, United States
Graduated Magna Cum Laude
Master of Arts:Music2014William Carey University, Hattiesburg, MS, United States
High School Diploma2006Rich East High School, Park Forest, IL, United StatesHonor Roll Student
Managing yearly Band Budgets
Enthusiastic people person
Reliable and consistent
Mississippi AA Teacher License
Passed PRAXIS I AND II
Kappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Band Fraternity-Delta Pi Chapter 2007-Chapter Secretary