Degrees and Certifications:
I am the sixth-grade band director at Billy Mills Middle School, assistant band director at Free State High School for the Concert Band, Symphonic Band, and the director of the Firebird Jazz program.
I started my career teaching at the charter school, Frontier School of Excellence in Kansas City, MO, where I created their music curriculum which was comprised of: music appreciation, general music, class piano lessons, music history, and started the school’s first band program.
I am a graduate of Free State High School and of The University of Kansas where I was involved in bands, orchestra, choir, and theater. As a Percussionist, I have performed with: Lawrence City Band, Lawrence Community Orchestra, and Kansas City Chiefs Rumble Drumline.
I am also a member of the Kansas Music Educators Association, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, and currently serves as a board member for the Kansas John Philip Sousa Junior Honor Band.