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I hold a Bachelors degree from the University of Georgia in Music Education. This is currently my 10th year teaching music and my 5th year at Deal School. Here at Deal I teach K-8 General Music, 4-8 Band and help to direct the Roseld Avenue Players, our drama club. I have experience teaching music to students from pre-k all the way through High School. In addition I am a private piano instructor and have taught piano and guitar summer camps. I enjoy integrating technology in my classes and use programs and technologies such as Quaver, Yousician, Smart Music and Jamhub (part of our new music tech station in the classroom). I am currently a Distinguished Educator and mentor teacher for the Yousician program.
I'm originally from Georgia but grew up in a military family living around the world and I'm now happy to call New Jersey home. Music is a big part of my life - I have been playing piano since age 7 and now I'm happy to be passing on my love of music to my students. I enjoy spending time with friends and family, traveling, and finding great concerts and shows to attend with my husband who is also a music teacher! I'm also a huge sports fan - especially football! I live with my husband, my son Sebastian and my two cats.
"Tell me, I forget; show me, I remember; involve me, I understand." - Carl Orff