Hello! I am the lead music teacher at Urbana Elementary School! This will be my 21st year of teaching music and my 8th year here at UES. I have had the privilege to teach in several other schools within FCPS including Green Valley Elementary, Kemptown Elementary, Twin Ridge Elementary and Spring Ridge Elementary. I am a 21 year resident of Lake Linganore in New Market, where I live with my husband and 2 children-Jacob, 15 and Elisabeth, 13. I have a passion for music, but also for giving children a place to learn and grow and express their ideas and talents. I am well known among my students as a storyteller as I am always tryng to find creative ways to teach children life lessons in a fun way! My younger students may confuse my class with P.E. as we are rarely sitting still, always dancing and moving and having a great time learning musical concepts. There is nothing I love to hear more from my students than "that was fun!"
Our music department also leads the UES 4th & 5th Grade Chorus which offers several performing opporunities for students who love to sing, dance and perform. We hold auditions in the winter for any 5th grade student interested in being a part of the FCPS Honors Chorus, held at the Weinberg Center each year. We are an integral part of everyday life at UES as we are always looking for performance opportunities for all of our students!
If you should have any questions or concerns about your child's progress in music, or if you are seeking information about performance opportunities, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 240-566-0526. I look forward each and every day to teaching and sharing the joys of music with your children!!