Hello! I am beyond excited to be going on my 3rd year as the music teacher here at Copper Ridge Elementary! I have been teaching music for 5 years, two of which were at a middle school conducting choir. I am thrilled that we get to expose our 5th graders to our band, and orchestra ensembles, along with choir to our 4th and 5th graders. They learn valuable musical attributes such as sight reading, pitch accuracy, and of course performing as a group.
I grew up in Colorado Springs, Colorado and moved to Tucson with my family in 2001. I graduated from The University of Arizona with my Bachelors Degree in Music Education with Vocal Emphasis. I love hiking, playing soccer, Zumba, and spending time with my husband, Benjamin, and my son, Luke, who will be 1 year in June.
As a teacher, it is my goal to create a positive learning environment for our students. Music background is such a wonderful attribute to have and that’s why I make sure to teach at the appropriate level and pace for each individual student. Every child is a musician and it is my goal to support and encourage their individual talents!