Adjunct Faculty - Music
School of Music
- M.A. Educable Mental Retardation (University of Northern Colorado)
- B.A. Music Education (University of Colorado)
- Orff Level I Certification (University of Northern Colorado)
I have been teaching elementary general music in Jefferson County Public Schools for 32 years and have had numerous student teachers from CCU, UNC, CU, and Metro. I have been a Jeffco trained Mentor Teacher for the last 10 years working with first year music educators. In addition, I teach Gifted and Talented students at Jeffco’s High Potential Week at Windy Peak Outdoor Lab School in the summers. Within my church, I have been a Worship Leader, Children’s Choir Director, and Adult Choir Director. All these experiences help me to see the importance of general music education in the life of a child, teen, and adult.
It is a joy and privilege to teach for CCU because I can
openly discuss my faith with my students and how that integrates and plays out
in a General Music classroom within a public school system. An authentic Christian faith should be the
main filter through which a music teacher makes decisions regarding
interactions with students, parents, and colleagues. Christ calls us to excellence and we should
heed His call.