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K-12 Education

Baker High School

  • Class of 20012
  • President of National Honor Society
  • Captain of Dance Team
  • Honors Diploma

Dunbar Magnet School

  • Grades 4-8
  • Ballet Company
  • Violin Ensemble

Old Shell Road Elementary School

  • Grades 2-3

Baker Elementary School

  • 1st grade

Montessori Kindergarden


As a teacher I believe my purpose is to encourage healthy living and lifelong learning in each of my students. First and foremost, I strive to model this behavior in my own life by maintaining a high moral standard, strong work ethic, and positive outlook each day. In addition to continuing my dance and pedagogical education I am also passionate about being a force that changes the face of education today. I am currently co-authoring a book for K-12 classroom teachers on how to integrate movement and the arts into the classroom to help gain and keep the attention of our students. I am an active participant and presenter in dance education and arts integrated studies at the local, state and national levels through various conferences, workshops, and classes. 

Work experience

Aug 2012Present

Graduate Assistant

University of South Alabama

Graduate assistant designer at the Innovation in Learning Center. Job resposibilities include Sakai and Learning Management System training, SMART board training, video and music editing, website development, online learning resource development and maintaining other technology resources.

Sep 2010Present

Highly Qualified Dance Educator

Mobile County Public School System

Taught dance to grades 4-8 at Dunbar Magnet School for Creative and Performing Arts. Job skills included lesson planning, communication with parents, web master for school site, directing performances, choreography and costume design. Specialized in arts integration and infusion into the core curriculum. Acted as an interim drama specialist in the Fall semester of 2013.

Sep 1997Present

Co-director, Teacher, Choreographer

Melinda Leigh Performing Arts Center

Teach and choreograph for over 36 classes a week to ages two through adult in various styles that include ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, pointe, modern, African, hip-hop, acrobatics, musical theater, flexibility and strength, leaps and turns, company repertory and competition choreography. Oversee the yearly recital for over 500 students, a winter concert for 90 students, and numerous competitions and out of town performances. Responsibilities include costume management, facility rental, organizational planning, scenery and lighting design.


Aug 2005May 2009

Bachelor of Fine Arts

University of Southern Mississippi

Certified to teach Dance in grades K-12.

Repertory Dance Company

Aug 2001May 2005

University of South Alabama
May 2002Aug 2002

New York University


Dance Performance and Choreography
Styles of dance: ballet, modern, jazz, tap, musical theater, lyrical, pointe, Irish step dance, hip-hop, African, acrobatics, Hula, 
SMART board
Video and Music Editing


Whole Schools Instructional Trainer

Mississippi Department of Education

Substitute License

Mobile County Public School System

Quality Matters Course Review Certification

Quality Matters Program


Alabama State Department of Education


PRAXIS: Mississippi


PRAXIS: Alabama
Aug 20102015

K-12 Teaching License

Alabama Department of Eduacation


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