Energetic Teacher passionate about involving and motivating students of all ability levels. Dedicated to teaching teamwork, character, and critical thinking through vocal and instrumental music education. Establishes positive relationships with fellow professionals, parents, and students.
Served as Assistant Musical Director for the spring musical for five years.
Established the band program at a new school, growing it from 50 students to 150.
Collaborated with high school band director to coordinate and run an elementary band outreach day which doubled as a recruitment opportunity for our program.
Taught five week-long English camps, teaching English as a second language to children in Seoul, South Korea.
Served as Program Leader for summer day camps, guiding activities for children ages 6-13.
Was elected Senior Class President at Simpson University.
Co-led a musical worship team, leading the music for weekly Chapel services at Simpson University.
Used variety of teaching techniques to encourage student critical thinking and musical decision making in band and choir classes.
Taught students to read music at a proficient level.
Consistently received the highest recommendations from administrative reviews, both formal and informal.
Attended the California All-State Music Educator's Convention (CASMEC) five years in a row, receiving invaluable professional development.
Earned positive verbal/written feedback from parents regarding classroom instruction and student learning success.
Worked collaboratively with Boosters to fund-raise $1000's to support our music programs.
Taught daily English lessons to beginner English learners.
Facilitated lessons using multiple modalities for teaching English.
Guided other teachers in the use of hands-on learning, games, and songs to aid in the learning of English vocabulary.
Directed activities for children ages 6-13 in summer Day Camps each summer from 2005-2008.
Was responsible for 10-18 children, facilitating group games, arts and crafts, structured play time, etc.
Graduated with 4.0 GPA.
Given the only internship opportunity in final phase of student teaching.
Graduated Summa Cum Laude
Emphasis on Piano Performance
Received Student Life Award
Won multiple Music Department awards
My main hobbies include hiking, swing dancing, concerts, and movies. My husband and I spent many of our dates driving to South Tahoe to hike, backpack, and snowboard, and we are looking forward to establishing our permanent residence there now as a married couple! We also love to travel together and spend time with friends and family.
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