I graduated from Miami University of Ohio in 1999. I've been teaching elementary general music ever since. I love my job and am so thankful that I have been at Alcott Elementary for 17 years. Last year I earned my Master's Degree in Montessori Education from Xavier University. I have studied many philosophies of music education and use the best strategies from each to structure a well-rounded and thorough classroom experience. Music is very important in my life. I have seen first hand the joy and growth that result from practices in music. I believe that if I create an inspiring atmosphere in the classroom that Alcott students will look for the joy in music all around them.