This is my 12th year teaching music at Sweet Springs R-7 Elementary School and my 26th year as a Music teacher. I moved to Missouri from Florida after teaching elementary music for 15 years in a school of approximately 900-1000 students in grades K-5. While living in Florida, I was very active in the local community theater where I performed in many productions. I volunteered as a high school and middle school color guard coach.
I earned my Bachelor of Music in Education Degree with a vocal emphasis from Webster University in Webster Groves, Missouri in 1985. At that time, I was married and had two young daughters. I graduated from Moberly High School where I was very active in band as a clarinetist and a baton twirler. I also participated in several choirs and theater productions. I attended elementary school in Eldon, Missouri. Kansas City, Missouri is my birth place. My father grew up on a farm in Emma, Missouri, so my roots run deep here. I am extremely thankful to be in the profession that I have always dreamed of being in since I was a young girl.