Hello and welcome to my webpage! I am proud to say that I am one of the "founding mothers" of Ballenger Creek, which opened in the year 1991. It has been very exciting to watch the school community grow and change in the years that I have been part of the staff. It is also wonderful to see the students that I have taught grow to be successful, caring and productive adults.
I feel that music is a vital part of a child's education, especially when he/she is young. It is a discipline that has been proven to help children think critically, as well as be creative. My approach to teaching music is that all children can be successful in some aspect of the discipline, whether singing, playing instruments, creating or listening.
My hope for your child is that he/she will open his/her mind to all the wonderful aspects of music and the way that it can touch lives.
In my "outside-of-school" life, I am married to my high-school sweetheart, David. We have been married for 34 years and live in downtown Frederick, which we LOVE! Living close to Baker Park, I see students from BCES on a regular basis! David and I have two children. Our son, Joe, lives in Chicago with his wife Priscilla. Our daughter, Caty, will soon be living in Columbia, MD with our only granddaughter, Mia. Mia was born in May, 2014 and is the light of my life!!! I am also the music director at Buckeystown United Methodist Church, where I love worshipping. I direct the Adult Choir and play piano/organ at the contemporary and traditional services. I have played piano since I was 10 years old and am now learning to play the guitar and having so much fun with it! I received my Bachelor's degree from Radford University and my master's Degree in Music Education from Towson University. I am originally from Southwest VA, which explaines the "funny" accent I have!
If you would like to talk with me about your child at any time this year, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 240-236-2517.