National Board Certified Teacher with excellent student rapport and classroom management skills. Dedicated to individual musical instruction through the use of Kodaly sight-reading skills, small and large group differentiation, performance development and analytical thought production. Daily team-building, creativity and leadership cultivated in students.
National Board Certified Teacher in Music/Early Adolescence through young Adulthood
Experienced Mentor Teacher
Team Leader experience
Certified in Literacy Lab
Certified in TESS (Teacher Excellence and Support System)
Certified Adjudicator for ArkCDA (Arkansas Choral Directors Association)
Choral Music Department Chair in curriculum development at Clarksville Junior High School
Assistant Choral Director in charge on numerous choir adjudication trips such as to New York City, St. Louis, Dallas and Disney World where we were responsible for 70-130 students.
Vocal Coach to individual students in preparation for All-State Choir and college auditions who then made top chairs and went on to receive vocal scholarships from top university programs.
Choral Director to numerous choirs at Choral Performance Assessment who made superior ratings both in performance and sight-reading.
Clarksville Junior High SchoolClarksville, ARChoir Director
Lead teach five choirs, assist with three choirs, with an average of 40-60 students per group.
Regularly conduct small group and individual classroom activities with students based on differentiated learning needs.
Establish excellent classroom management skills through the use of proximity and pacing. Use the positive reinforcement method to redirect poor behavior.
Encourage students to be understanding with others through the development of team philosophy and a safe environment.
Continually stay apprised of new teaching techniques through a variety of professional development workshops centered on learning goals, classroom management, student motivation and engaging learning activities.
Engage students in learning through technology using the Smart Music Software, sightreadingfactory.com, audacity and other activities through our smart boards.
Dover High SchoolDover, ARChoir Director Intern
Learned from experienced choral director
Worked with grades 5-12, teaching Choral Music and General Music
Assisted with musical theater production and Holiday Concert.
Arkansas Tech UniversityRussellville, AR, USABachelor of Arts: Vocal Music Education
National Boad for Professional Teaching StandardsUSANational Board Certification: Music/Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood
Arkansas State UniversityJonesboro, AR, USAMaster of Science: Educational Theory and Practice