I love to learn, and I love to help others love learning as well. I have been working with students from age 4-adult for the past 20+ years, including 13 years of work at the university level. While my bachelors, masters, and doctorate are all in music, I also have experience working with elementary and middle school students in English, math, and science. A lover of text and poetry, I also enjoy helping students to find their writing voice.
I believe that learning is one of the most vulnerable activities we can engage in, so I am committed to working to create a brave space where students can take risks and be safe to fail.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Whitworth University - Bachelor of Fine Arts, Music Pedagogy
Graduate Degree: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities - Doctor of Education, Music Performance
When I'm not making music, teaching, researching, or writing, I'm most likely hiking on a trail, in my kitchen making granola or kombucha, sipping wine while reading poetry, or out in the rain splashing in puddles.
AP Music Theory
Elementary School Math
Elementary School Reading
Elementary School Science
Elementary School Writing
Middle School English
Middle School Reading
Middle School Reading Comprehension
Middle School Social Studies
Middle School Writing
Study Skills and Organization