I am so excited to begin my third year at East Elementary! I am originally from Ballwin, Missouri, near St. Louis. I earned my Bachelor's in Music Education from Missouri State University and later completed a Master's of Music Education with an emphasis in Kodaly from UCMO. I can't wait to begin my eleventh year of teaching and to continue to bring my love of ukulele, folk dance and instruments of the world to the students at East Elementary. Other passions of mine include crochet and embroidery, reading science fiction, and playing video games. I love traveling with my wonderful family: Ramon, and my two "bonus" daughters, Emma and Ava, and my dog: a chorkie named Fritz. This summer, we stayed in a beautiful cabin on Wiggins Lake in Gladwin, Michigan, and had a ball swimming, and canoeing and using the telescope at the Dark Sky Park!Just keep singing!