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Dynamic music educator who has achieved success in instructing students with varied learning styles and levels of subject mastery.  Energetic recruiter and fundraiser with a proven track record of revitalizing multiple choral programs.  Trained and field-tested leader who organizes realistic short-, mid-, and long-term goals.  Uses innovative and approachable techniques to not only master musical material, but also maximize potential in every student, motivate students to perform at personal-best levels, and mature a lifelong appreciation for the arts.  Accomplished performer who has garnered applause in regional, national, and international venues.

Professional Organization Memberships


Aug 2007Jul 2009

Master of Arts in Education in Music Education

Western Kentucky University
  • Degree completed in July 2009; GPA of 3.95
  • Served as a graduate assistant while maintaining a full course load for two years
  • Assisted with administration of choral program, including planning an international tour
Aug 2003May 2007

Bachelor of Music

University of Kentucky
  • Received Magna cum Laude honors; GPA of 3.64
  • Certified to teach music to students in Kindergarten through 12th grade
  • Worked as tour manager of the University Men's Chorus for two national tours

Work experience

June 2015Present

Director of Choral Activities

Conner High School
July 2013June 2015

Director of Choral Activities

Henderson County High School
  • Subjects taught include: Concert Choir (9-12), Chamber Choir (10-12), A Cappella (10-12), AP Music Theory (10-12), and Music Appreciation (11-12)
  • Assistant Director of Percussion, Henderson County High School Band Program
  • Ranked one of nine State Distinguished Choral Programs, with Sweepstakes honors
  • Recipient of one of five TB21 grants from Henderson County Schools, a competitive classroom technology opportunity grant
  • Scheduled performance by invitation at Carnegie Hall in June 2016
August 2010July 2013

Director of Choral Activities

Ohio County Schools
  • Subjects taught at Ohio County High School: Concert Choir (9-12), Theatrical Arts (9-12), and Survey of the Humanities (10-12)
  • Subjects taught at Ohio County Middle School: Mixed Chorus (7-8), General Music (7-8), and Drama (7-8)
  • Established the Ohio County Friends of Music, community support group to promote the arts
  • Assistant Coach for Varsity Academic Team, Head Coach for JV Squad and Future Problem Solving Team
  • League Administrator for the Western Kentucky Academic League

Highlights included:

  • Increase in combined program size (grades 7-12):

          2010 - 60 total members
          2011 - 75 total members
          2012 - 115 total members
          2013 - 155 total members

  • 2013 Holiday World Music Festival: 1st place, Middle School Treble Choir (with gold/distinguished rating); 2nd place, High School Concert Choir (with gold/distinguished rating)
  • Three straight years of Proficient ratings at KMEA Large Festival Assessment with High School Concert Choir
  • Budget increase from an initial $250 budget to annual spending of $11,500 over a span of three years
Aug 2009Jul 2010

Choral Music Director (Part-Time)

Westport Middle School
  • Subjects taught included General Music (6th-8th), Mixed Chorus (6th-8th), & Treble Chorus (8th)
  • Served as Coordinator for Professional Learning Community for Music Area teachers

Highlights included:

  • After lacking choir for five years prior to arrival, the re-establishment of three curricular choral ensembles


Sep 2014Present

Academic Team Coach / Certified Official

The Kentucky Association for Academic Competition
Experience as a head and assistant coach, as well as a league administrator
Jun 2014Jun 2016

CPR and First Aid Precautionary Procedures

American Heart Association
Jan 1990Present

Computer Expertise

Experience with Hardware and Software

Well-versed in Mac and Windows systems, including hardware assembly of PC units, iPad classroom environments, Cloud-based program integration, developing social media presence, digital audio and video editing, Adobe Creative Cloud (InDesign and PhotoShop) and standard Office and iLife/iWork applications