"Alicia is a highly professional and thorough planner who has worked to develop a strong music curriculum across a wide range of grades. She excels at developing a very diverse curriculum that includes the study of so many different parts of the musical experience.Alicia is a very positive and collegial member of the staff who makes everyone around her better" - 2014 Performance Appraisal.
Strong organizational skills
Adaptive team player
Knowledgeable in use of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
Professional educator who adapts to new situations and technologies with ease.
Skilled in use of iPad and MIMIO (SMART technology) in a classroom setting
Accomplished singer and pianist
Adept at lesson planning and classroom management.
Music Teacher02/2016 to CurrentDuval County Public SchoolsJacksonville, FL
Grades K-5th general education, physically impaired, and exceptional student education.
Designed and directed multi-grade PTA and talent show performances.
Received high rating on all areas of the DCPS CAST evaluation as a new educator in the system.
Adapted weekly lessons for varying needs of Exceptional Student Education and Physically Impaired self-contained classes.
Music Specialist08/2003 to 02/2016Grace Lutheran Church and SchoolJacksonville, FL
Author of all music components for NLSA school accreditation.
Founded award-winning middle school choirs, handbell choir, and Orff ensemble
Annually directed the PreK-4th grade Christmas Service, and many other performances throughout the year.
Collaborated with classroom teachers to increase student achievement in reading, social studies, math, and religion
Designed and implemented activity-based school music programs for ages PreK3-8th grade, incorporating the national standards of music education
Introduced technology in the music classroom through iPad, Mimio board, and various other presentation software.
Church Music Director/Praise Team Leader01/2003 to Current
Recruited, trained and managed successful start-up of new Praise Team and contemporary service
Led the adult choir in weekly rehearsals, services, and major concerts.
Collaborated with pastors, secretaries, and lay-leadership to design weekly services in both traditional and contemporary styles
Coordinated multiple musicians in rehearsals and performances in a variety of combinations and locations, including joint concerts with other area churches.
Transitioned service planning to Worship Planning website to better facilitate ease of collaborative work efforts
Elementary Music Specialist08/1995 to 06/2003Metropolitan Nashville Public SchoolsNashville, TN
NeA "Excellence Award" for an outstanding comprehensive school music program
Recipient of MNPS Teacher Grant for "Lyrical Literature", a project to enhance Accelerated Reader scores and musical literacy
Planning committee member in the system's annual Harambee Festival, a multi-cultural celebration in singing, recorder, and Orff.
Responsible for production of grade-level PTL performances throughout the year
Music Assessment Committee member for Core Curriculum in the MNPS system.
Music Specialist02/1994 to 07/1995St. Edward SchoolNashville, TN
Author of music department summary for initial SACS accreditation.
Founded the school choir, "Singing Saints", taking students to MTVA Mass Choir and Honor Choir.
Utilized keyboard skills to accompany mass services three times per week.
Bachelor of Science: Music1993Tennessee Technological UniversityCookeville, TNGPA: GPA: 3.45Recipient of [Scholarship Name] Scholarship
20+ years of experience in classroom music, private piano instruction, and choral and solo work
7th and 8th Grade Choirs and Handbells ranked "Superior" yearly at the FL-GA Lutheran Music Festival
Runner up for Nashville Entertainment Association "Excellence Award"
Additional certifications in Kindermusik and Orff-Schulwerk techniques
Skilled in use of a variety of technology in the music classroom such as: iPad, Mimio board, and various other presentation software.
National Association of Music Educators
Florida Music Educators Association
Florida Elementary Music Educators Association
American Orff-Schulwerk Association
North Florida Orff Chapter- (Board of Directors 2011-present)