I am starting my 14th year in education and my 10th year in AISD. For the last nine years, I served on the band faculty at Small Middle School. In that position, I was the director of the Symphonic Winds and taught beginner woodwind classes. Prior to working at Small, I taught in the public schools of Michigan, Illinois, and Indiana. I hold a Master’s Degree in Music Education from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from Central Michigan University. My husband is the Director of Athletic Bands at Texas State University and we have a three year old daughter named Eryn.
Previously I was an assistant band director at Bowie High School. I joined the James Bowie staff in the fall of 2017 as a first-year teacher from the University of Texas at Austin where I was a member of the UT trumpet septet. During my time at Bowie, I was selected as the rookie teacher, taught the sub-non varsity bands, assisted with the Outdoor Performing Ensemble, and became the director of Jazz Studies, overseeing three jazz bands.