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  • To obtain a position in vocal music education and share my passion for music with students



Choral Director / General Music Teacher                                      

August 2009 - present

Southside School District, Batesville, AR

  • Direct Junior High Men’s Chorus and Junior High Madrigal Ensemble. Assistant Director of high school Concert Choir and Madrigals, including the production of musicals and the annual Madrigal Feast. Sixth-grade general music teacher. Team-teach fifth- and sixth-grade choirs. 
  • Choirs consistently receive Division I Superior Ratings in performance and sight-reading at Choral Performance Assessment.
  • Lead Teacher for the Professional Learning Community (PLC) Fine Arts department.
  • Students selected as participants in state, divisional and national honor choirs.

Student Intern                                                                                          

January - May 2009

Lakeside School District, Hot Springs, AR

Elementary Cooperating Teacher: Celeste Henley

Senior / Junior High School Cooperating Teacher: Mark Langley

  • Completed internship requirements in K-12 music classrooms
  • Initially observed classroom duties then progressively took control
  • Used Orff-based curriculum in elementary; implemented lessons that used diverse approach to learning
  • Participated with High School Choir at the State-level of Choral Performance Assessment

Technology Assistant                

2004 - present

Southside School District, Batesville, AR

  • District Technology Instructor
    • Trained teachers in the usage of
      • Interactive whiteboards (Promethean) 
      • Immediate assessment devices (ActivExpressions/ActiVotes)
      • Microsoft Office
  • Make student identification cards for entire district


  • Ouachita Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa
    • Student Intern of the Year
  • Rachel Fuller Memorial Scholarship for Music Educators recipient
  • Huckabee School of Education Advisory Board Member
  • Ouachita Judicial Council Member
  • President’s List
  • Dean’s List
  • Arkansas All-State Choir MemberAmerican Choral Director’s Association
    • Arkansas Chapter Honor Choir Coordinator
  • Arkansas Choral Director’s Association
    • Junior High Section Chairman
      • Organize All-Region tryouts and clinic
      • Assist in the management of Choral Performance Assessment
    • Served as Northeast Region Secretary

Activities and Associations

  • Arkansas Music Educator’s Association
  • Children’s Choir Director 
    • First Baptist Church, Batesville, AR
  • AWANA Leader
    • First Baptist Church, Batesville, AR
  • Batesville Community Theater Board Member
  • Ouachita Singers / Concert Choir
    • Conductor’s Assistant
    • Recruitment Officer
    • 2006 European Concert Tour
  • Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia
    • Secretary

Portfolio Documents


Aug 2005May 2009

B.M.E. Choral Music

Ouachita Baptist University

Work experience

Aug 2009Present

Choral Director / General Music